for mezzo-soprano and string trio
“Indie classical doesn’t get any better than this.” - Lucid Culture review of Shakespeare Songs CD. Full review.
A set of 6 settings of texts from Shakespeare plays, these songs draw on a wide variety of song styles and singing techniques to comment on the texts. From atonal counterpoint and abstract nocturnal sounds to very disjointed songs inspired by cabaret and folk song, the settings create a wide palette of vocal and instrumental colors that are inspired by Shakespeare’s infinite facility with language.
German public radio did a short piece and interview about the songs. You can listen to it (in German...) here.
Selections from Shakespeare Songs performed by Gelsey Bell (voice), Joshua Modney (vln), Victor Lowrie (vla) and Isabel Castellvi (vc)