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Peter Lieberson: Rilke Songs; The Six Realms; Horn Concerto - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano); Michaela Fukacova (cello); Peter Serkin (piano); William Purvis (horn); Odense Symphony Orchestra
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  1. Rilke Songs, for voice & piano
  2. The Six Realms, for cello & orchestra
  3. Horn Concerto
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The three compositions by Peter Lieberson recorded here were written around the turn of the twenty first century and demonstrate the depth and breadth of his musical imagination. Lieberson's music is atonal, leavened by a strong lyrical impulse and attention to the importance of melody. The Rilke Songs, the first of two cycles written for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, take five of the poet's "Sonnets to Orpheus" as texts. The delicate and expressive settings of the poet's philosophical musings give the ...