Classical Albums

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"For centuries, writers have documented the awe brought about by the pristine wilderness and untamed expanses of the American Midwest and West. Three authors in particular—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson—beautifully documented the boundless optimism and sense of opportunity that the country’s vast natural resources inspired and heralded a new era of American thought."

Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano

Seth Keeton, bass-baritone

Lara Bolton, piano

Karl Knapp, cello

Scott Gendel, piano

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"This collection of four song cycles span more than 20 years of Larsen’s compositional output. From her earliest studies in the art of text setting in Cowboy Songs, to the vivid musical landscapes of My Antonia, to the bleak last days of the Queens, Larsen utilizes musical texture, rhythm and melody in a way that unleashes the “theater of the mind” for the listener. With a musically dramatic flair, Larsen chooses to tell relatable stories through arcing melodic lines over a distinctly modern, but traditional harmonic language.ection of four song cycles span more than 20 years of Larsen’s compositional output. From her earliest studies in the art of text setting in Cowboy Songs, to the vivid musical landscapes of My Antonia, to the bleak last days of the Queens, Larsen utilizes musical texture, rhythm and melody in a way that unleashes the “theater of the mind” for the listener. With a musically dramatic flair, Larsen chooses to tell relatable stories through arcing melodic lines over a distinctly modern, but traditional harmonic language."

Tracey Engleman, soprano

Lara Bolton, piano

Arrangements, Original Compositions