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Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Johansen Krause/Peter Lieberson
February 13, 2013 For centuries composers have written love letters, but not by scratching words on paper. Their language is music. Hear five passionate outpourings by the likes of Mahler, Elgar, Janáček and Peter Lieberson.
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April 29, 2011 Classical music news from points all over, from Philadelphia to Johannesburg to London.
Composer Peter Lieberson, photographed last year by his wife Rinchen Lhamo at their home in Santa Fe, N.M.
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April 25, 2011 The thoughtful American composer was influenced by modernism, lyricism and Buddhism. His music was championed by pianist Peter Serkin and his late wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
September 27, 2010 What's the saddest music you know? Hear the finest of the forlorn, the best of the bereaved, and the paramount of the pessimistic. And, tell your own story of sad music that has moved you.
Baritone Gerald Finley sings during the premiere of Peter Lieberson's Songs of Love and Sorrow, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Michael J. Lutch
March 30, 2010 He's battled lymphoma and the loss of his wife. Now, composer Peter Lieberson returns with the long-awaited follow-up to Neruda Songs. The new song cycle is also based on the works of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
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December 3, 2007 Peter Lieberson set love sonnets by Pablo Neruda to music. They turned out to be a farewell gift to his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who sang the songs' world premiere before she died. Now, the music has won the prestigious Grawemeyer award.
December 21, 2006 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's "My love, if I die and you don't--" offers a clear-eyed tribute to everlasting love. But it's hard not to be moved listening to the late singer's gorgeous, smoky voice, as well as her unsentimental approach to music that already aches with yearning and loss.
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