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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Americans in Rome
Bridge Records has what looks like a fascinating new release, a four-CD collection of music written by composers who were fellows of the American Academy in Rome. The works on this recording cover the period from 1920 to 2003, so you can imagine the diversity of styles. There's a 64-page booklet that includes all texts set by the composers.
My only beef is the tiny number of women represented, which, judging by the completely unambiguous names, is one, Tamar Diesendruck, and might be as high as three.