New Recording and Performances of Bernard Rands's Canti del Sole
Apr. 01, 2019
On April 5, the Oberlin Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble performed the chamber version of Bernard Rands's Canti del Sole, featuring tenor Magnus Staveland under the baton of Tim Weiss. Following this performance, Bernard Rands was in residency and recording sessions at Oberin Conservatory from April 6-7.
Later this month, pianist Joel Fan presents the Boston premiere of Rand's Four Impromptus in a solo recital at MIT on April 18.
Rands's latest CD is released on the Lyrita label on May 3, 2019 and is available for pre-order here. The new disc includes the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra performed by Jonathan Biss and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Markus Stenz, Music for Shoko: Aubade, featuring Robert Walters on English Horn, and a magnificent new recording of the composer's beloved Canti del Sole performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, led by William Boughton, featuring tenor Stephen Chaundy.
For a series featuring Bernard Rands in conversation with William Boughton, click on the links below:
Bernard Rands in Conversation with William Boughton - Growing up in England
Bernard Rands in Conversation - Studying in Europe
Bernard Rands in Conversation - The Move to America
Listen to Bernard Rands's "Endings" from Walcott Songs (2004) here:
("Endings" from Walcott Songs/Bernard Rands/Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano and Thomas Kraines, cello)
To learn more about Bernard Rands, please visit schott-music.com
Canti del Sole (1983)
for tenor and orchestra
texts from Baudelaire, Celan, Huchel, Montale, Wilfrid Owen,
Quasimodo, Rimbaud, Sinisgalli, Dylan Thomas, Ungaretti
and an anonymous poet of the 12th century
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Canti del Sole (1984)
for tenor and chamber ensemble
texts from Baudelaire, Celan, Huchel, Montale, Wilfred Owen, Quasimodo, Rimbaud, Sinisgalli, Dylan Thomas, Ungaretti and an anonymous poet of the 12th century
Four Impromptus (2017)
for solo piano