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Project Setting Blake's Poetry to Music Now on CD

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Project Setting Blake's Poetry to Music Now on CD

Project Setting Blake's Poetry to Music Now on CD

Project Setting Blake's Poetry to Music Now on CD

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In the 1950s, composer William Bolcom began an ambitious project to set the 46 poems in William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience to music. A massive work, the result premiered in 1984. Now, a recording of Bolcom's work has finally been released. NPR's Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr reports.

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Album
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (CD)
Artist
William Bolcom
Label
Naxos
Released
2004

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