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Lieberson's New Songs of Love and Sorrow

[Kelley O'Connor singing the Neruda Songs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra]

Peter Lieberson wrote a follow-up cycle to the Neruda Songs (winner of the 2008 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition) called Songs of Love and Sorrow for baritone (Gerald Finley) and orchestra. They were premiered last week by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. NPR wrote a poignant piece about this new cycle.

Because I wasn't there, here are a couple more articles about the work.

Peter Lieberson's "Songs of Love and Sorrow"

Lieberson expresses 'Love and Sorrow' in BSO premiere

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