Baldwin Wallace Art Song with Crossley-Mercer & Peterson

On Tuesday May 24th baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and Jason Paul Peterson premiered a song by Michael Linton, Silentium Amoris. Originally a poem written by Oscar Wilde, it has been set to music in a new song cycle by Linton.  From the Cleveland Classical review, “The song is in two distinct sections. The first, in which the narrator laments lost love, is austere, with tonal but not triadic melodic phrases set against dissonant piano intervals. The vocal part hovers between song and speech. When the song seems to be complete, there is an abrupt change. The piano plays gorgeously lyric music, and the singer repeats, “Te amo” (“I love you”) as the song fades away. It was a magical moment.” To read the entire review, please click here.

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