4 Songs. (for Soprano, Cello & Piano). By Andre Previn. For Cello, Soprano, Piano Accompaniment. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 26 pages. Chester Music #CH61089. Published by Chester Music (HL.14026218).
ISBN 0711952248. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Score and Parts. Scored for soprano, cello and piano, set to text by Toni Morrison. First performance New York 1994.
January 21, 2008
Substantial set from important American composer
Previn wrote these songs for Yo-Yo Ma and the soprano Sylvia McNair, hence the unusual combination. The Toni Morrison poems are beautiful and the settings by and large do them justice. The music is tonal but not easy to play rhythmically accurately or in tune. Interpretive problems include the fact...
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