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HARBISON: Chamber Music

Born in 1938 into a musical family, John Harbison studied at Harvard, and with Roger Sessions at Princeton. He is one of America’s most accomplished musicians, with four symphonies, three operas and a Pulitzer Prize-winning cantata to his credit. Harbison’s music is distinguished by its exceptional range, from the blues-influenced settings of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry in North and South, to the use of eastern modes in his Book of Hours and Seasons. John Harbison’s Four Songs of Solitude are available on Naxos 8.559173.

Harbison, John

  North and South
1.   Book I: No. 1. Ballad for Billie (I) 00:03:57
2.   Book I: No. 2. Late Air 00:01:56
3.   Book I: No. 3. Breakfast Song 00:04:48
4.   Book II: No. 1. Ballad for Billie (II) 00:03:29
5.   Book II: No. 2. Song 00:02:50
6.   Book II: No. 3. Dear, my compass 00:02:12
  Six American Painters
7.   No. 1. Bingham 00:02:29
8.   No. 2. Eakins 00:01:56
9.   No. 3. Heade 00:01:32
10.   No. 4. Homer 00:02:44
11.   No. 5. Hoffman 00:02:30
12.   No. 6. Diebenkorn 00:02:01
  Christmas Vespers: The Three Wise Men
13.   I. Prelude 00:03:52
14.   II. — 00:01:26
15.   III. — 00:01:20
16.   IV. — 00:01:54
17.   V. — 00:01:23
18.   VI. — 00:01:46
19.   VII. — 00:01:29
20.   VIII. Postlude 00:02:28
  Book of Hours and Seasons
21.   No. 1. Dem aufgehenden Vollmond (To the Rising Full Moon) 00:03:34
22.   No. 2. Immer und uberall (Always and Everywhere) 00:02:28
23.   No. 3. Interlude: Jahreszeiten kommen wieder (Interlude: The Seasons Come Again) 00:04:48
24.   No. 4. Mich angstigt das Verfangliche (The Artful makes me anxious) 00:01:52
25.   No. 5. Um Mitternacht (At midnight) 00:05:36

Total Playing Time: 01:06:20

Harbison, John

Chicago Chamber Musicians

Butler, Barbara; Dufour, Mathieu; Genualdi, Joseph; Geyer, Charles; Huang, Kuang-Hao; Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine; Knox, Craig; Kurtis, Bill; Lodine, Emily; Mulcahy, Michael; Solomonow, Rami; Taylor, Brant; Williams, Gail

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559188

Barcode: 636943918821

Physical Release: 09/2006

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