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Lorraine at Emmanuel

Lorraine at Emmanuel



Celebrating the Lives of Craig Smith and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

J.S. Bach: Arias from Cantatas BWV 30 and BWV 33
Handel: Dejaniera's arias from Hercules

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano
The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor
John Harbison, conductor

Avie Records, AV2130




Russell Sherman Franz Liszt

Russell Sherman
Franz Liszt
Études d'exécution transcendante



Live at The Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts
New York City

Includes 60 minute conversation with Craig Smith, Founder of Emmanuel Music (1947-2007)

Avie Records, AV2174




Russell Sherman Debussy

Russell Sherman
Debussy


Estampes
Images Book II
Préludes Book II

Avie Records, AV2164



Winsor Music

Winsor Music
Mozart


Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K 361, "Gran Partita"

Craig Smith, conductor




CraigConducting

Bringing Bach's Music to Life: Essays on Bach Cantatas



by Craig Smith (Author), Pamela Dellal (Editor), John Harbison, James Olesen, and Jaylyn Olivo (Co-Collaborators)

Paperback: 300 pages

Publisher: Pendragon Press (2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1576473074

ISBN-13: 978-1576473078


With a unique relationship to Bach's works and their liturgical function, Craig Smith engages the cantatas as living works of art, exploring how they work musically, emotionally, and theologically. Integrating spiritual, psychological, and compositional analysis, these vivid essays reveal Bach's power to communicate complex messages of faith, doubt, and the human condition. In the Foreword, eminent composer and close friend of Smith, John Harbison, writes: "Craig's writing embraces, at times dissolves, never ignores, the distance - esoteric, temporal, linguistic, cultural - that the Bach cantatas carry. The paternalistic theology, the presentness of sin, the Devil, the rough proximity of Death is never evaded or finessed. That which should remain difficult is acknowledged. That which immediately attracts is gratefully received. What is constantly suggested is that this may be the finest music that the finest composer wrote, and that it is never too late to catch up to it."



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