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WHEELER, S.: Songs (Wasting the Night) (Phillips, River, Kaiser, Sharp, Berman)

Composer(s):Wheeler, Scott
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.559658
Label Naxos
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‘Songs are simply the most sensuous kind of fun one can have with the combination of words and music,’ remarks Scott Wheeler, composer of the highly praised The Construction of Boston (Naxos 8.669018). ‘That combination can range from humor to melancholy to high operatic drama. This recording is a selection from over twenty years of exploration of that expressive range. I am deeply grateful to the…five intensely communicative artists on this disc.’ Set to texts by Emily Dickinson, Blake, Rilke and others, these songs glow with a subtle, immensely appealing immediacy.


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Review By Record Geijutsu,April 2011


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Review By Allen Gimbel,American Record Guide,March 2011

Scott Wheeler (b. 1952) studied song writing with Virgil Thomson at his Chelsea Hotel apartment in New York City. This collection documents Wheeler’s songs from 1984 to 2007. He currently teaches at Emerson College in Boston.

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