Catalogue No: 9780193859814
Shop Product Code: 254273M
for soprano and piano
Based on poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portugese explores the finding of a mature love by a woman who wonders what part of her must she sacrifice to the lover and to the world. Larsen transforms the dialogue into a musical metaphor of resolved and unresolved harmonies.
Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America's most prolific and most performed living composers. Her catalogue of over 200 works spans virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral and choral scores. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired, and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists and orchestras around the world, Libby Larsen has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory.
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