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John Harbison

Publisher: AMP

Mirabai Songs (1982)
Text Writer
Mirabai, tran. by Robert Bly
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
1982
Duration
18 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
Soprano [=Mezzo soprano]
Alternate Orchestration
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Programme Note
John Harbison Mirabai Songs (1982)
Composer Note:

Mirabai's ecstatic religious poetry was written in 16th-century India. When she was 27, her husband was killed in a war. Mirabai refused to die on her husband's funeral pyre, as was the custom. Instead, she left her family compound, wrote her poems to Krishna, the Dark One, and sang and danced them in the streets.

-- John Harbison

  • Ensemble
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Soloist(s)
    Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
    Conductor
    David Zinman
  • Soloist(s)
    Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
    TDK:
  • Soloist(s)
    Georgine Resick, soprano; Warren Jones, piano
    Bridge Records:
  • Ensemble
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    Soloist(s)
    Janna Baty (Mezzo Soprano)
    Conductor
    Gil Rose
    Bmop/Sound:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 21 FEB 2014
    Miami Beach, FL
    New World Symphony
    Joshua Gersern, conductor
  • 03 AUG 2013
    Aspen, CO
    Aspen Festival
    TBA; Sydney Hodkinson, conductor
  • 09 MAR 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Oregon Mozart Players
    Deborah Nansteel; Kelly Kuo, conductor
  • 22 FEB 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    SONAR New Music Ensemble
    Lindsay Kesselman; Blair Skinner, conductor
  • 28 NOV 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Belmont University New Music Ensemble
    Mark Volker, conductor
  • 28 SEP 2012
    Somerville, MA
    Boston Musica Viva
    Krista River; Richard Pittman, conductor
  • 15 FEB 2011
    Cambridge, MA
    Longy School of Music
    Paul Brust, conductor
  • 11 FEB 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI
    University of Michigan School of Music
    Christopher Lees, conductor
  • 11 SEP 2010
    Mirabai Songs, for Sop. and Chamber Ensemble
    Bloomington, IN
    Indiana University
    Sharon Harms; Elliot Bark, conductor
  • 28 MAY 2010
    Evanston, IL
    Northwestern University
    Mara Winston
  • 23 JAN 2010
    Wolfville, NS, Canada
    Acadia University
  • 17 NOV 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Contemporary Music Ensemble
    Donald Crockett, conductor
  • 17 NOV 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    University of Southern California
    Donald Crockett, conductor
  • 07 MAR 2009
    Ridgecrest, CA
    Desert Community Orchestra
    Sheri Stark; Robert Martinez, conductor
  • 03 MAR 2009
    Arkadelphia, AR
    Henderson State University
    Stephen Eaves, conductor
  • 12 JAN 2008
    Merkin Hall, New York
    Deborah Lifton, soprano; Charis Dimaras, piano
  • 24 OCT 2006
    Columbus, GA
    Columbus State University Camerata
    Robert W. Rumbelow, conductor
  • 04 NOV 2005
    Stillwater, OK
    Oklahoma State University

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