Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Composer: Margaret Bonds

  • Catalog Number: 491-03177

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Edited by John Michael Cooper. Those who know the composer from the melodic richness and emotional intensity of familiar works such as “Troubled Water”, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”, or the “Three Dream Portraits” will recognize her voice in the present songs. The Millay settings are remarkable for their almost symphonic textures and pronounced sense of drama. Bonds’ music renders the compelling and occasionally heart-wrenchingly painful beauty of feminist thinking and female sexuality in tones as profoundly moving as Millay’s poems themselves – a feat rarely if ever matched by other composers who have set these iconic poetic utterances to music. Now published for the first time, these settings are poised to assume their rightful position as milestones in twentieth-century art song and feminist song generally.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 December, 2020.

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