NERUDA SONGS

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1980

Instrumentation : 

female voice, cello

Duration (min): 

20

Text Source/Author: 

Translations by Ben Belitt and Alastair Reid, from Pablo Neruda – A New Decade (Poems: 1958 – 1967), Grove Press, 1969 Neruda Song No.1 "To Sorrow" is Neruda's "A la tristeza" from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda: A New Decade Poems 1958–1967, Grove Press, 1969. Neruda Song No.2 "Air in the Stone" is Neruda's "Al aire en la piedra" from the collection Las Piedras de Chile copyright 1960. Translation by Ben Belitt published in Five Decades: Poems 1925–1970, Grove Press. 1979. Neruda Song No.3 "This is where we live" is Neruda's "Aquí vivimos" from the collection Estravagario copyright 1958. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda-Extravagaria, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974. Neruda Song No.4 “Fable of the mermaid and the drunks” is Neruda’s “Fabula de la sirena y los borrachos” from the collection Estravagario copyright 1958. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda-Extravagaria, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974. Neruda Song No.5 "For Everyone" is Neruda's "Para todos" from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda – Fully Empowered, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975 Neruda Song No.6 "Serenade" is Neruda's "Serenata", 1962 " from the collection Plenos Poderes copyright 1962. Translation by Alastair Reid published in Pablo Neruda – Fully Empowered, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975

Recording: 

Opus One

Six lyrical, tender songs for soprano and cello or mezzo-soprano and cello, on poems of Pablo Neruda in English translation.  The six poems are To Sorrow, Air in the Stone, This is Where We Live, Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks, For Everyone, and Serenade.

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