James Matheson - Times Alone/ Strickling/ Sauer





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AYAR 25669
UPC: 190394256692
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

Note: 180 Gram

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180-gram 45 RPM LP

Vinyl mastering by Bernie Grundman

"...her voice is beautiful in all parts of her register. I especially loved the plummy low notes." — Harry Saltzman, New York Concert Review

"Sauer is mindful of the emotional range, and he produces more color, catching the shifting moods... ." — Lee Passarella, Audiophile Audition

A song cycle comprising five settings of poems from Spanish poet Antonio Machado's Soledades, Galerias y Otros Poemas, as translated and reworked into English by American poet Robert Bly. And set to music by composer James Matheson. Performed live in concert by soprano Laura Strickling and pianist Thomas Sauer at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California.

"Antonio Machado's early poems are imaginative, deeply personal observations on being and spirituality in early 20th century Spain. They are urgent, modern, and sometimes devastating in the sheer loneliness of their perspective. As with many great poets, Machado's existential predicament gives rise to works that are rapturously beautiful and deeply moving in the level of their personal exposure.

"Thankfully for English-speakers, Robert Bly, the iconic and quintessentially American poet and guru, has reworked Machado's early works into versions that retain the potency of Machado's purpose and vision. They soar above mere translation — and they are, unquestionably, of lasting relevance to those among us who search, but are not lost." — James Matheson, composer

• 45 RPM 180-gram Vinyl
• Mastering engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
• 45 RPM vinyl mastering: Bernie Grundman
• Made in Germany



Side 1
I have walked along many roads
Last night, as I was sleeping
Clouds ripped open

Side 2
The wind, one brilliant day
Is my soul asleep?

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