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Three Rose Ausländer Songs

"Lotus" by Mary Simms/Arts 4U Studio
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Three songs of longing, loss and love
National Orchestral Association Reading Fellowship Recipient
Poet/Lyricist: 
Rose Ausländer

Three songs of longing, loss and love.  The stark and compelling words of Rose Ausländer, who spent the Second World War in the Czernowitz ghetto, are set to music with delicacy, ferocity and compassion.

These songs, scored for soprano, percussion, piano/celeste, harp and strings, are the central movements of a larger work for soprano and orchestra, So Many Corners.

Movements: 

1.  So Many Corners
2.  Our Unforgettable Earth
3.  Love

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Three Rose Ausländer Songs

Poems by Rose Ausländer
English translation by Ingeborg Wald

I. So Many Corners

It is said
the ocean is round
the earth is round
the sky is round
Can
so much roundness
have so many corners

II. Our Unforgettable Earth

Bereft of our land
our familiar things
Not another word about it
Our dead
intact
live with us
We share with them
our unforgettable
earth

III. Love

We will find each other again
in the lake
you as water
I as lotus blossom
You will carry me
I will drink you
We will belong to each other
in everyone's eyes
Even the stars
will wonder:
here two people
have changed back
into their dream
that has chosen them

Performers: 

So Many Corners, for soprano and piano:
     Susan Craft, soprano and Genevieve Jones, piano ~ University of Wisconsin-Madison   * Premiere
     Carol Haywood, soprano and Milton Peckarsky, piano ~ Broadway Theater (Milwaukee, WI)
     Carol Haywood, soprano and Milton Peckarsky, piano ~ University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point, WI)

So Many Corners, for soprano and orchestra:
     Reading ~ Andrea Cawelti, soprano - Mark Stringer, cond. ~ National Orchestral Association (New York, NY)
Three Ausländer Songs:
     Festival Chamber Orchestra - Janet Youngdah, soprano - Elizabeth Alexander, cond. ~ Cornell University   * Premiere
     Charleston Symphony Orchestra - Deanna McBroom, soprano - David Stahl, cond. ~ Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC)

 

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