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Sonetos del amor oscuro : arranged for soprano and piano

by Rosalind Page (2004, this version: 2010)

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Performance by Jane Sheldon, Zubin Kanga from the CD Chiaroscuro

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Sonetos / Rosalind Page.

Version: This product features the Flute with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. 788.32/PAG 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2004, this version: 2010

Instrumentation: Soprano, piano.

Duration: 20 min.

Contents note: El poeta hable por teléfono con el amor -- El amor duerme en el pecho del poeta -- Noche del amor insomne -- Soneto de la guirnalda de rosa -- Llagas de amor -- El poeta pide a su amor que le escriba.

First performance: by Jane Sheldon, Zubin Kanga at Chronology Arts: Jane Sheldon, soprano (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 28 Jul 2010

Texts in Spanish by Federico García Lorca.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2006 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Winner Rosalind Page

Performances of this work

22 Aug 2015: at Chiaroscuro (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Jane Sheldon, Zubin Kanga.

28 Jul 2010: at Chronology Arts: Jane Sheldon, soprano (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Jane Sheldon, Zubin Kanga.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 22 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
Romantic and strange. This piece does a beautiful job of placing us in the rather surreal landscape of Lorca in love.
Jane Sheldon
Described as a journey of love's soul from light to darkness, Sonetos del amor oscuro (Sonnets of Dark Love) is Page's setting of sonnets that remained largely unknown and unpublished for 50 years. It is a mature and deeply soulful cycle, demanding great stamina and breadth of emotional expression. Tension builds throughout the piece until the final movement where the singer must unleash everything emotionally, yet end on a sustained lamenting high note. A work of extremes, from sensual radiance to despair in both the musical landscape and the vocal line itself.
Alison Morgan