Forty-Four Ambitions for Soprano and Piano

Forty-Four Ambitions for Soprano and Piano is complete setting of Lola Haskins’ poetry collection, Forty-Four Ambitions for Piano, composed by Paul Richards between 2004-2011 in close consultation with the poet. The texts are eclectic and far ranging, by turns tragic and playful, earthy and whimsical, and insightful in surprising and delightful ways, and the music explores an extensive range of approaches, techniques, and ambiences within one collection.
In a forthcoming recording on the Meyer Media label, soprano Caroline Worra and pianist Brian Garman bring these works to life with exquisite artistry and sensitivity in a celebration of music, music making, and the transformative power of art.

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Audio sample: "Modulation"