Rorem: Poems of Love and the Rain; Second Piano Sonata
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL202     Release Date: 2010-07-01

Regina Sarfaty, mezzo soprano; Ned Rorem, piano; Julius Katchen, piano

Looking back over the nearly 15-year span separating the Second Piano Sonata and the Poems of Love and the Rain recorded here, Ned Rorem comments: "Today, as through a telescope, I see receding the person I once was. With him go these pieces, enough separated in time and space - both from himself and from each other - for objective observation. Objective, that is, as a parent's eye can be. As for his ear, it is never disengaged: resemblances and differences are heard only by outsiders. No composer knows his influences: those he is conscious of, he dissimulates; the others glitter terribly for everyone but himself. All he can say of value about his music is how it came to he written.


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Regina Sarfaty

Rorem: Poems of Love and the Rain; Second Piano Sonata

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Track Listing

Poems of Love and the Rain: I. Prologue - from The Rain
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Poems of Love and the Rain: II. Stop All the Clocks
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Poems of Love and the Rain: III. The Air Is the Only
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Poems of Love and the Rain: IV. Love's Stricken "Why"
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Poems of Love and the Rain: V. The Apparition
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Poems of Love and the Rain: VI. Do I Love You - part I
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Poems of Love and the Rain: VII. in the rain
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Poems of Love and the Rain: VIII: Song for Lying in Bed During a Night Rain
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Poems of Love and the Rain: IX. Interlude
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Poems of Love and the Rain: X. Song for Lying in Bed During a Night Rain (conclusion)
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XI. in the rain
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XII. Do I Love You - part II
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XIII. The Apparition
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XIV. Love's Stricken "Why"
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XV. The Air Is the Only
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XVI. Stop All the Clocks
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Poems of Love and the Rain: XVII: Epilogue - from The Rain
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Second Piano Sonata: I. Overture
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Second Piano Sonata: II. Tarantella
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Second Piano Sonata: III. Nocturne
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Second Piano Sonata: IV. Toccata
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