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Mar062011

Todesfuge

2010 | baritone and cello

Poem by Paul Celan, composed at the request of baritone Wolfgang Holzmair. This is my first dual language setting and the translation I use is by John Felstiner. The settings are slightly different, in order to best accommodate the prosody of each language.

Baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and cellist Sophie Wieder-Atherton premiered the songs in NYC on February 21, 2012, in DC on February 23, 2012 and in London at Wigmore Hall on July 14, 2012. Please see a video of the NYC premiere here.