Articles Tagged with Marc Blitzstein

Song, op. 120A

2003 completion of 1925 13-measure sketch by Marc Blitztsein

on poem by Rupert Brooke, for Voice & Piano;

also arr. for SATB & Piano;

premiered by Helene Williams & Leonard Lehrman

and recorded by them 10/9/04 in Boulder, CO;

released on Original Cast Records OC 6127

The Marc Blitzstein Centennial Concert CD;

choral version premiered at Blitzstein Centennial concerts,

Feb.-Mar. 2005

Smoking Glasses, op. 120 #3

#3 of Three Completions of Songs Begun by Marc Blitzstein

completion of 1938 musical sketch for voice & piano, 7/95

recorded by Gregory Mercer & Leonard Lehrman,

Original Cast Records OC 4441,

and published in The Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v.2

(Boosey & Hawkes, 2001)

Expatriate, op. 120 #1

#1 of Three Completions of Songs Begun by Marc Blitzstein

completion of musical sketch for voice & piano

begun by Marc Blitzstein to his lyrics from

No For An Answer Act II Scene 5

first presented 4/6/95 Madison WI Sonneck Society

first public performance 6/11/95 LICA concert,

Center Moriches Free Library

recorded by Leonard Lehrman, Orig Cast Records OC 4441

published in Marc Blitzstein Songbook, v. 1

(Boosey & Hawkes, 1999)

Sacco and Vanzetti, op. 148

3-act opera (2 hr. 45 min.) begun but left unfinished by

Marc Blitzstein (1959-1963)

commissioned by Ford Foundation,

optioned by Metropolitan Opera, completed 1978-Feb. 2001

published by Theodore Presser;

6 excerpts (asterisked) published by Boosey & Hawkes;

first complete performances in concert with piano:

Aug. 17, 18, 19, 2001, White Barn Theatre, Westport CT

Excerpts performable separately:

*1. Sacco’s Act II Aria, “With a Woman to Be” (4’40”-7’03”)

*2. Sacco-Rosa Act II Duet (2’04”)

*3. Vanzetti’s Last Statement (3’07”)

*4. Vanzetti’s First Aria (2’29”)

*5. Sacco’s “The Whole Shoe” Aria (5’11”)

6. Sacco-Mrs. Evans Duet

7. Sacco-Rosa-Vanzetti Trio (1’45”-2’00”),

also performable as Sacco-Rosa Duet,

music based on Blitzstein’s “The Hills of Amalfi”

*8. Mary Donovan’s Aria,

inspired by “Hymn” from Blitzstein’s Juno

9. Act I Quartet Finale

music derived in part from “Have Yourself a Night”

from Blitzstein’s Reuben Reuben

10. Memorial Day Parade (1’37”)

music based on Blitzstein’s setting  of Alfred Hayes’s

“Into the Streets May First”

11. Thompson’s Act III Aria, “Secrets”

#1 recorded on Premier PRCD 1005

#2-5 recorded on Original Cast Records OC 4441

#1, 7 & 10 recorded on Original Cast Records OC 6127