And If The Song Be Worth A Smile features works by the great American composers William Bolcom, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, David Garner John Corigliano, and Luna Pearl Woolf.
“These seventeen songs by six composers – William Bolcom, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, David Garner, John Corigliano, and Luna Pearl Woolf – range from cabaret and blues to genuine art song and modern folk-inspired..”
Enjoy these songs performed by soprano Lisa Delan and pianist Kristin Pankonin with additional performances by cellist Matt Haimovitz and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer.
Getty gives [Lisa Delan] room to soar, particularly in ‘Where is my Lady?’
Joanne Sydney Lessner
Opera News, 2009
…These three songs are immensely enjoyable. Sung with considerable feeling by Delan, the songs in Getty’s vision of Elizabethan England (or thereabouts) are distinguished by haunting lyricism and, in ‘Tune the Fiddle,’ by body-engaging rhythms.
Jason Victor Serinus
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2010
Gordon Getty’s settings of three of his own poems…bring forth an impressive range of interpretive responses from Delan, in collaboration with the sensitive accompaniment of pianist Kristin Pankonin.
Sequenza 21, 2010