Jake Heggie
From the Book of Nightmares

  1. 1) The Nightmare

    3.57

  2. 2) In a Restaurant

    2.33

  3. 3) My Father’s Eyes

    3.33

  4. 4) Back You Go

    4.22

David Garner
Vilna Poems

  1. 5) Unter dayne vayse shtern

    3.24

  2. 6) Shpiltsayg

    2.19

  3. 7) In kartser

    2.36

  4. 8) Ekzekutzie

    4.13

  5. 9) Vi azoy?

    3.04

  6. 10) In torbe funem vint

    5.43

John Corigliano
Three Irish Folksong Settings

  1. 11) The Salley Gardens (poem by William Butler Yeats)

    2.37

  2. 12) The Foggy Dew

    2.59

  3. 13) She Moved Through the Fair (poem by Padraic Colum)

    3.54

Gordon Getty
Four Emily Dickinson Songs

  1. 14) Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers

    1.25

  2. 15) There’s a Certain Slant of Light

    2.31

  3. 16) A Bird Came Down the Walk

    1.41

  4. 17) Because I Could Not Stop for Death

    2.33

Luna Pearl Woolf
Rumi: Quatrains of Love

  1. 18) No. 1359: Do you think I know what I’m doing? (Introit)

    0.52

  2. 19) No. 25: Friend, our closeness is this…

    1.17

  3. 20) No. 1242: During the day I was singing with you.

    1.26

  4. 21) No. 388: I would love to kiss you.

    0.55

  5. 22) No. 1797: We are walking through a garden.

    1.32

  6. 23) No. 1246: The minute I heard my first love story

    0.52

  7. 24) No. 36: When I am with you

    1.15

  8. 25) No. 64 When I die, lay out the corpse

    1.53

  9. 26) No. 91: The breeze at dawn

    1.23

  10. 27) No. 1359: Do you think I know what I’m doing? (Finale)

    0.25

William Bolcom
Five Cabaret Songs

  1. 28) Song of Black Max (As Told by the de Kooning Boys)

    3.11

  2. 29) Can’t Sleep

    1.33

  3. 30) At the Last Lousy Moments of Love

    2.35

  4. 31) Angels Are the Highest Form of Virtue

    1.28

  5. 32) George

    4.00

CD information

Following her debut solo recording with PentaTone – And If the Song be worth a Smile –, Lisa Delan returns to the American composers whose songs she has interpreted so successfully: Bill Bolcom, John Corigliano, David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie and Luna Pearl Woolf.

This unusually versatile American soprano, who has been praised for

her astounding range from rich operatic tones to Broadway belting, is back with four more premiere recordings, three of which exclusively present compositions written especially for this disc. Assisted by a select cast of soloists, Delan brings to life the words of Dickinson, Yeats, Kinnell, Rumi, Sutzkever and Arnold Weinstein.