Found Frozen: Songs of Jeffrey Ryan / Lorèn, Philcox, Szabó, Mazerolle
The Canadian Art Song Project is proud to release FOUND FROZEN: SONGS OF JEFFREY RYAN. The new recording features premiere commercial recordings of composer Jeffrey Ryan’s Of Passion’s Tide (1991), Found Frozen (1997), and Miss Carr in Seven Scenes (2017), commissioned by CASP. These premiere recordings celebrate vivid story-telling in words and music, through themes of maturation, perseverance, and love.
Pianist Steven Philcox, baritone Dion Mazerolle, soprano Danika Lorèn and mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó offer powerful and intimate readings of the cycles Of Passion’s Tide (1991), Found Frozen (1997), and Miss Carr in Seven Scenes (2017), ending with the beautiful stand-alone piece So Crumble Into Sand (2014). Presented in one recording, these works move from some of the composer’s earliest and most often performed works, to a composition, commissioned for the specific talents of Szabó and Philcox and written at a time when Ryan is recognized as one of the most skilled Canadian composers for the voice.
Found Frozen is the sixth commercial release Canadian Art Song Project has produced in their series of recordings highlighting the wealth of song by Canadian composers.
Release Date: April 08, 2022
Catalog Number: CMCCD 30222
Period: 21st Century
Composer: Jeffrey Ryan