Michael Torke: Strawberry Fields - Aaron Estes (tenor); Heather Gardner (soprano); Jeffrey Lentz (tenor); John Hancock (baritone); Joyce Castle (mezzo-soprano);...
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  1. Strawberry Fields, opera
  2. Pentecost, for soprano & orchestra
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Even though its title suggests some musical association with the 1967 song by the Beatles -- perhaps even a direct borrowing from it, as in Alvin Lucier's remarkable Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever) -- Michael Torke's one-act opera is only indirectly linked through its setting: the section of New York City's Central Park named Strawberry Fields in memory of John Lennon. Composed in 1999 on a libretto by A.R. Gurney, this work was conceived as the second part of a trilogy on the subject of Central Park, along with ...

Michael Torke: Strawberry Fields 2005, Ecstatic Records

UPC: 723721195458