The reclusive poet explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems, by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem.
Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:
Dear March, Come In!
Record#: Decca 455511 (Barbara Bonney, soprano; André Previn, piano)
Song Collection: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Record#: Teldec 0630-16069 (Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano)
Song Collection: Four Dickinson Songs
Experiment to Me
Record#: MSR 1085 (Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Shirley Ann Seguin, piano)
Song Collection: Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson
Will there really be a morning?
Record#: DG 471028 (Renée Fleming, soprano; André Previn, piano)
Song Collection: Three Dickinson Songs
When They Come Back
Record#: The Art Song in America, Duke University Press (John Kennedy Hanks, tenor; Ruth Friedberg, piano)
The Banks of the Yellow Sea
Record#: Orfeo d’Or C707062; CD 2 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano)
Song Collection: Six Songs
The Bustle in a House
Record#: RCA Victor Red Seal 68771 (Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, piano)
Song Collection: I Will Breathe a Mountain
Love's Stricken "Why"
Record#: Phoenix USA 108 (Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Ned Rorem, piano)
Song Collection: Poems of Love and Rain
Record#: Orfeo d’Or C707062 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano)
Heart, We Will Forget Him
John Woods Duke
Song Collection: Six Poems by Emily Dickinson
Record#: Eloquentia 504 (Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; David Zobel, piano)
Have You Got a Brook in Your Little Heart?
Record#: Gasparo 360 (Virginia Dupuy, mezzo-soprano; Tara Emerson, piano)
Song Collection: Three Songs
Papa Above! (from op. 108)
Record#: Albany Records TROY 043 (Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano)
Song Collection: 10 Emily Dickinson Songs, Op. 108
Of Tolling Bell I ask the cause?
Record#: Bridge 9227 (Georgine Resick, soprano; Warren Jones, piano)
Song Collection: Beyond Circumference
Going to Heaven!
Record#: VAI Audio 1194 (Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Aaron Copland, piano)
It's Coming - the Postponeless Creature
Under the Light, yet under
Record#: CRI: A Tribute to Bethany Beardslee (Bethany Beardslee, soprano; Morey Ritt, piano)
Song Collection: Thirteen Dickinson Songs
This Little Rose
The Butterfly Upon
Record#: Albany Records TROY 1118 (Jennifer Check, soprano; Warren Jones, piano)
Song Collection: One Bee and Revery
I Dwell in Possibility
Record#: Bridge 9271 (Hila Plitmann, soprano; David Berman, piano)
Let Down the Bars
Record#: Orfeo d'Or C707062 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano)
So said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers.
Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” have become recital standards, but traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie.