Cohen: A Song for Silenced Voices / Simon, Kislitsyna, Pertz, Britt, Sirius Quartet, Fischer Duo, Panoramicos
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New York City native Michael Cohen surprises with a formidable cross section of his oeuvre, the splendidly and mysteriously named A Song for Silenced Voices. Narrowly skirting traditional notions of (a)tonality, this selection of works leaps to and fro between collected serenity and impassioned melodicism. The setups are as diverse as the music: A Song for Silenced Voices includes a string quartet, an excerpt of Cohen’s opera Rappaccini’s Daughter, a Prelude for Piano, a chamber/vocal work titled I Remember based on works from his musical Yours, Anne, as well as the album’s namesake piece, which happens to be not a song, but a duo for cello and piano. And yet, despite the varied instrumentation, the works are coherently tied together by Cohen’s compositional aptitude, which has remained remarkably constant across six decades. A true feat.
Catalog Number: NV6405
Number of Discs: 1