Songs from A strange kind of paradise : voice with piano
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Library shelf no. 783.2547/MAR 1 [Available for loan]
A project some years in the making, A Strange Kind of Paradise is a response to Monteverdi's famous aria 'Lasciatemi morire', the one remaining remnant of the opera Arianna. Based on the myth of Ariadne, the work explores the melancholy of abandonment and uncanny respite achieved from no longer having the torment of others present - a strange kind of paradise.
Instrumentation: Voice, piano.
Difficulty: Advanced — Italian, French, English
Contents note: 1. Lasciatemi morire -- 2. Laissez-moi -- 3. Butterfly song.
First performance: by Karen Cummings —
Text to 'Butterfly song' by Jenny Vuletic.
Composition dates: Lasciatemi morire (2002) ; Laissez-moi (2000) ; Butterfly song (1993).
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
Performances of this work
Unknown date: featuring Karen Cummings.
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