World premiere complete
Tanglewood Music Center, Ozawa Hall, Lenox, MA
Lucy Shelton, soprano / Thomas Martin, clarinet /
As an admirer of Louis Zukofsky’s poetry, I have often thought of setting it to music. This was encouraged by recently finding out that Ezra Pound was very impressed by it. So I chose nine short poems and set them for voice and clarinet, the last of which refers to his son Paul, the eminent violinist.
July 10, 2009