Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge

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Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge



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3rd Jan 2012




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Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge

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Vita Brevis (version for soprano and piano trio)


Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy

Cecilia Brauer (glass harmonica), Randall Scarlata (baritone), Simon Mulligan (piano) & Amy Burton (soprano)

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This programme of musical portraits by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec encompasses a song cycle, a cantata and a solo piano work. Vita Brevis is a beautiful cycle of five songs that chart a birth-to-death journey, whereas Characteristics enshrines tributes from the composer to seven musical friends, three pianists, two composers, a violinist and a countertenor, in the form of pithy piano commentaries. Moravec’s tribute to Benjamin Franklin, Useful Knowledge, is a soliloquy-come-fantasy that celebrates Franklin’s pioneering rationality with music of dextrous imagination.

Paul Moravec: Vita Brevis (version for soprano and piano trio)

No. 1. Lullaby

No. 2. My Heart Leaps Up

No. 3. Mezzo Cammin

No. 4. The Coming of Wisdom with Time

No. 5. In Remembrance

Paul Moravec: Characteristics

I. Boisterous

II. Serene

III. Impish

IV. Vivacious

V. Elegant

VI. Humorous

VII. Contemplative

Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy

Useful Knowledge: A Franklin Fantasy

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