Project Setting Blake's Poetry to Music Now on CD 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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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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