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Program 10: Emily Dickinson: Letter to the World

The reclusive poet explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems, by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem.



Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:

Dear March, Come In
from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Barbara Bonney, soprano; André Previn, piano
Decca 455511

A Letter
from Four Dickinson Songs
Lee Hoiby / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano
Teldec 0630-16069

Experiment to Me
from Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson
Otto Luening / Emily Dickinson
Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Shirley Ann Seguin, piano
MSR 1085

Will there really be a ‘Morning’?
from Three Dickinson Songs
André Previn / Emily Dickinson
Renée Fleming, soprano; André Previn, piano
DG 471028

When They Come Back
from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
John Kennedy Hanks, tenor; Ruth Friedberg, piano
The Art Song in America, Duke University Press

The Banks of the Yellow Sea
from Six Songs
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Orfeo d’Or C707062; CD 2

The Bustle in a House
from I Will Breathe a Mountain
William Bolcom / Emily Dickinson
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, piano
RCA Victor Red Seal 68771

Love’s Stricken
from Poems of Love and Rain
Ned Rorem / Emily Dickinson
Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Ned Rorem, piano
Phoenix USA 108

Love’s Stricken (second version)
from Poems of Love and Rain
Ned Rorem / Emily Dickinson
Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Ned Rorem, piano
Phoenix USA 108

Wild Nights
from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Orfeo d’Or C707062

Heart, We Will Forget Him
from Six Poems by Emily Dickinson
John Duke / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano
Teldec 0630-16069

Heart, We Will Forget Him
from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; David Zobel, piano
Eloquentia 504

Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart?
from Three Songs
Etta Parker / Emily Dickinson
Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano; Tara Emerson, piano
Gasparo 360

Papa Above!
from 10 Emily Dickinson Songs
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano
Albany Records TROY 043

Of Tolling Bell
from Beyond Circumference
Leo Smit / Emily Dickinson
Georgine Resick, soprano; Warren Jones, piano
Bridge 9227

Going to Heaven
from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Aaron Copland / Emily Dickinson
Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Aaron Copland, piano
VAI Audio 1194

It’s Coming—The Postponeless Creature
from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Orfeo d’Or C707062; CD 2

Under the Light, Yet Under
from Thirteen Dickinson Songs
George Perle / Emily Dickinson
Bethany Beardslee, soprano; Morey Ritt, piano
CRI: A Tribute to Bethany Beardslee

This Little Rose
William Roy / Emily Dickinson
Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Shirley Ann Seguin, piano
MSR 1085

The Butterfly Upon
from One Bee and Revery
Lori Laitman / Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Check, soprano; Warren Jones, piano
Albany Records TROY 1118

I Dwell in Possibility
Robert Beaser / Emily Dickinson
Hila Plitmann, soprano; David Berman, piano
Bridge 9271

Let Down the Bars
from Songs from Emily Dickinson
Ernst Bacon / Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
Orfeo d’Or C707062

 

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