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Ben Moore

Nationality: American

Publisher: G. Schirmer

The music of Ben Moore has been performed by many leading singers, soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, tenors Jerry Hadley and Robert White, and four time Tony winner Audra McDonald. Voigt premiered four of Moore’s songs and reprised his encore piece “Wagner Roles” in her Carnegie Hall recital debut. In September 2005 EMI released Voigt’s first recital CD, All My Heart, which includes eight of Moore’s songs. Opera News wrote: “Eight songs by Ben Moore from the centerpiece of the disc, and their easy tunefulness and effective settings offer Voigt plenty of emotional range…the romantic sweep and dark urgency of Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘I am in need of music,’ the gently lyrical ‘In the dark pine-wood’ and the richly internalized imagery of Moore’s restrained setting of Keats’ ‘Darling I listen’…a heartfelt and richly communicative recital.” Moore’s association with Voigt also includes a tribute to Montserrat Caballé commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
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