Four Neruda Songs, for soprano and guitar. Nikki Einfeld, soprano; Michael Goldberg, guitar. (11:59)
Pablo Neruda is the poet every latin-american lover knows. Hear soprano Nikki Einfeld infuse these songs with passion, matched by guitarist, Michael Golberg's rich, resonant guitar. The four poems reflect the stages of love over time: adolescent attraction, idealization, the love that is a result of surviving life's struggles, and a reflective love.
About the Composer
A composer and cellist, Sean Varah was raised in Vancouver, Canada, and studied composition at Stanford and Columbia Universities. In his graduate studies, he worked with Mario Davidovsky, adapting traditional electronic tape studio techniques to digital technology. He co-founded the Harvard Computer Music Center in 1994, and taught there for three years before moving to San Francisco, where he works in the technology industry. His works have been performed in Carnegie Hall, the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada, and broadcast on NPR and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.