Thomas Paul, Basso | ECLIPSE - Music of Bernard Rands

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ECLIPSE - Music of Bernard Rands

by Thomas Paul, Basso

Basso singing in six languages, poetic gems laced together from many cultures about human response to lunar eclipse, literally and metaphorically. An evocative chamber work for voice and ten instruments.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. London Serenade
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2. Madrigali - Lento
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3. Misterioso
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4. Allegro
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5. Scherzi
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6. Ritornello
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7. Canti Dell'eclisse
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8. An Eclipse
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9. Le Revolution
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10. O Dark, Dark
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11. Ben Veggio Il Sol
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12. When the Moon's Immortal Glow
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13. Ed E Subito Sera
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14. Sunset At Night
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15. Tu Es Mon Amour
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16. This Precipice Garden
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17. Entre Ser Y No Ser
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18. Ich Albere Mit Meiner Nacht
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19. Whither Didst Thou Fly?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The celebrated basso Thomas Paul has been widely acknowledged as one of the most vocally resplendent and musically versatile singers of his generation. Since his Carnegie Hall debut in the sixties, he has distinguished himself with enduring success in an enormous concert and operatic repertoire.

For more than four decades, he has been the frequent guest soloist with The Boston Symphony, The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and every other major symphony orchestra in North America.

In opera, he has performed many major basso roles with The New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera and most other companies in The US and Canada.

Festivals include Aspen, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Meadowbrook, Blossom, Caramoor, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and Lincoln Center "Great Performers Series".

International performances in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Zurich, Kiev, Helsinki, Prague, Beijing and Shenyang have included works by Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Copland, Handel, Haydn, Moussorgsky, Ravel, Rands, Schubert and Shostakovich.

In solo concert, his dramatic song interpretations have evoked frequent comparisons to Chaliapin, Hotter and Kipnis.

For many years, Mr. Paul taught voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and was the principal basso of the Aspen Music Festival from 1971-1990. He was also the bass soloist of the Bach Aria Group during the eighties.


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Kala

A rare treat -- lush, beautiful & stimulating
This music is overflowing with color, real depth and shading, and very smart vocal writing. Rands is one of those rare composers (at least rare within his particular spiky-bloopy-Babbitty generation) who know how well "beautiful and lyrical" can coexist with "structurally and tonally sophisticated."

I love randomly running into musical big shots here on cdbaby. Thomas Paul is an important figure in new music -- Elliott Carter wrote Syringa for him, among other things. Reminds me of when I heard a Terry Riley piece on mp3.com, was amazed for a second that somebody'd had the nerve to post a Terry Riley piece as their own.... and then realized, oh. It was posted by Terry Riley.

In short, this is a gorgeous CD made by major talents -- one of the most stimulating and beautiful CDs on cdbaby.

Tamara Turner, Chief Music Reviewer, CD Baby

One of the most valued treasures at CD Baby.
A thoroughly potent album of vividly colorful, imagery-rich and evocative classical chamber music by composer, Bernard Rands, an established and notable figure in contemporary music. His studies with Dallapicola and Berio have helped to cultivate his lyrical expression and tender sophistication, as the most delicate subtleties are carefully crafted and integrated in these striking and enchanting works. Featuring the notable and accomplished basso, Thomas Paul, this finely polished album is a gem in both the vocal and instrumental arenas. Rands' expansive use of harmony, visceral orchestration and his attention to emotional build make this album accessible for the novice as well as the academic. One of the most valued treasures at CD Baby.

CD Baby


A thoroughly potent album of vividly colorful, imagery-rich and evocative classical chamber music by composer, Bernard Rands, an established and notable figure in contemporary music. His studies with Dallapicola and Berio have helped to cultivate his lyrical expression and tender sophistication, as the most delicate subtleties are carefully crafted and integrated in these striking and enchanting works. Featuring the notable and accomplished basso, Thomas Paul, this finely polished album is a gem in both the vocal and instrumental arenas. Rands' expansive use of harmony, visceral orchestration and his attention to emotional build make this album accessible for the novice as well as the academic. One of the most valued treasures at CD Baby.