DOMINICK ARGENTO (b.1927): The Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf for Bartone and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 08T061
Description: The two major song cycles on this recording demonstrate Argento’s flair for setting unusual texts to music. From the Diary..., which won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is based on eight of the writer’s confessional journal entries, while The Andree Expedition sets diaries and letters from an ultimately tragic balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897. No texts. Brian Mulligan (baritone), Timothy Long (piano).