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Poetry into music with Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia, Leon Williams (Singer), Gregory Hesselink (Instrumentalist), Ethan Herschenfeld (Singer), Daniel Druckman (Instrumentalist), Lucy Shelton (Singer), Sarah Rothenberg (Instrumentalist), Alysha Umphress (Singer), Jacqueline Leclair (Instrumentalist), Judith Bettina (Singer), Alan R. Kay (Instrumentalist), Stephen Flaherty, David Felder, John Harbison, Kirsten Childs, Jimmy Roberts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This program in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Hudson Review includes musical settings of poems by Dana Gioia, a reading of poems by Gioia, and a panel discussion with Gioia and Sarah Rothenberg. Gioia speaks about his dual careers in poetry and business; his use of everyday middle-class life as subject matter for poetry, whom he sees as his audience; his musical training and love of music; his attitude towards rhyme, meter and form in poetry; the audience's role in completing a poem; textual and emotional difficulties in interpreting poetry; and his libretto for the opera Nosferatu, based on the film by F.W. Murnau. The composers of the settings speak about why and how they chose to set particular poems
Music CD, English, [2008]
Hudson Review, [New York], [2008]
American poetry 20th century
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring poems by Dana Gioia set to original compositions by various composers
Compact disc
Accompanies serial Hudson review v. 61, no. 3 (Autumn 2008)
Poem texts (1 folded sheet) in container
"A world premiere concert, April 27, 2008, Peter B. Lewis Theater, The Sackler Center for Arts Education, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum."
Various vocalists and instrumentalists.
All poetry by Dana Gioia.