This week our curators of the Song of the Day blog are the Artistic Administration staff of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (our next concert, “At Home,” which will take place both at Caramoor and at Merkin Hall, features Caramoor’s 2016 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars). Caramoor’s Managing Director, Paul Rosenblum, brings us this selection:
Craigslistlieder are an intriguing and very diverting excursion into the creative mind of Gabriel Kahane, an amazing, but very unassuming musician, performer and composer. “Neurotic and Lonely” is my favorite song from this work, except perhaps for all of the others. To my ear, Gabe’s influences, reflected in this one song, include Hindemith, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Gershwin.
neurotic and lonely – 20
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