Aidan Soder, vocal faculty, releases Tagoriana CD
Conservatory vocal faculty Aidan Soder, mezzo-soprano, and baritone Paul Busselberg collaborate with pianist Calogero Di Liberto in presenting a recital of songs based on the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore, one of India's most beloved literary figures. Composers from all over the world have been compelled to set his poetry to music, as this recording amply demonstrates. John Alden Carpenter, British composer Frank Bridge, Italian Franco Alfano and German composer Karol Szymanowski all wrote songs dating from the first two decades of the 20th century that used his poetry. The recording also includes recent settings (2004) of Tagore's love songs by the young American composer Karim Al-Zand.
This is the subject of Soder's Fulbright to India, Fall 2014.
The CD is released on Albany Records.
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