A Moment of Joy “a truly inspirational disc”

A Moment of Joy

Reviews:  “Susan Mohini Kane’s recent CD, A Moment of Joy, provides far more than a moment, this series of art songs and arias brings phrase after phrase of artful music” (McKinney) Music Web International hails Kane’s CD as “a truly inspirational disc.”

A recording of beautiful songs and arias excellently performed by Susan Mohini Kane, soprano and Kristof Van Grysperre, piano. You will love the unique repertoire including pieces by women composers and living composers but you’ll be uplifted and brightened by this “truly inspirational disc.” (Land of Lost Content.com)

Kristof & Kane

Kristof & Kane (Piano/Singer Duo) Great Music & Laughter to Brighten Your World

 Information About the Songs and Arias


Track 01: “Willow” from The Ballad of Baby Doe

Composer: Douglas Moore (1893-1969)
Librettist: John LaTouche (1914-1956)
Publisher: SONY/ATV TUNES LLC & CHAPPELL & CO.
HFA: W04804


Track 02: “truth” from Prayers from the Long History of Happiness

Composer: Sara Carina Graef (b.1971)
Poet: Michael Leunig (b. 1945)
TEXT EXCERPTED FROM: SHORT NOTES FROM THE LONG HISTORY OF HAPPINESS PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
copyright 2005, Sara Carina Graef


Track 03: Viens, mon bien-aimé!

Composer: Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Poet: Armand Lafrique
Publisher: G. SCHIRMER, INC.
HFA: V10315
Translation: SMK


Track 04: Be Still As You Are Beautiful

Composer: John Duke (1899-1984)
Poem: Patrick Mac Donogh (1902-1961)
Publisher Music: CARL FISCHER, LLC
HFA: B00351


Track 05: Joy

Composer: Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)
Poet: Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Publisher: WILLIAMSON MUSIC CO OBO PUBLIC DOVES MUSIC
HFA: J01070


Track 06: “Comme autrefois” from Les Pecheurs du Perles

Composer: Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Libretto: Eugène Cormon and Michael Carré
Translation: SMK


Track 07: Un moto di gioia, K579

Composer: Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791)
Poet: Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838)
Translation: SMK


Track 08: Silver Swan

Composer: Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Poet: Ben Johnson (1572-1637)
Publisher: PEER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
HFA: S0732X


Track 09: Warum sind den die Rosen so blaß?

Composer: Fanny Hensel (1805-1847)
Poet: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Poem from Buch der Lieder No. XXIII
Translation: SMK


Track 10: “Piangero” from Giulio Cesare (1724)

Composer: G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
Librettist: Nicola Francesco Haym (1678-1729)
Translation: SMK


Track 11: Selige Nacht

Composer: Joseph Marx (1882-1964)
Poet: Otto Erich Hartleben (1864-1905)
Publisher: UNIVERSAL EDITION AG, VIENNA
HFA: S40502
Translation: SMK


Track 12: Pastorale

Composer: Aaron Copland
Poet: trans. from Kafiristan by E. Powys Mathers
Publisher: BOOSEY & HAWKES INC
HFA: P42598


Track 13: Marietta’s Lied from Die tote Stadt

Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Libretto: Paul Schott aka Julius Korngold (1860-1945)
Publisher: ASSOCIATED MUSIC PUBLISHERS, INC
HFA: 920936
Translation: SMK

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