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New Release: Linton: Carmina Catulli

“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]

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Michael Linton, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Jason Paul Peterson

The Making of “Carmina Catulli” Video

On August 19th, 2014 Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli will be released on CD and via Digital Stores. This mammoth 17th movement song cycle has taken over 15 years to be fully realized. With magnificent performances by French baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and American pianist Jason Paul Peterson, the recording of Carmina Catulli took place in December […]

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Breaking the Rules for Catullus

…for the applause broke out regularly despite the “rules” about waiting until the end of the song cycle. The audience was astounded; I mean taken aback, mesmerized even, and despite the New Yorkers’ attachment to recital etiquette, Mr. Crossley-Mercer’s interpretation, Mr. Peterson’s accompaniment and composer Michael Linton’s dazzling musical demands, moved the attendees into overdrive, […]

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Cody Franchetti & Catullus

Franchetti & Catullus

Two song cycles to poems by the contemporary Italian/American Cody Franchetti and the ancient Roman poet Catullus will be premiered at the Weill Recital Hall in New York City’s Carnegie Hall March 3, 2014.  The event will also be the first appearance in New York of the French bass-baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer.   The songs are the […]

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Recording Carmina Catulli – Instagram Feed

Exciting day here at Refinersfire! We are recording Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli with captivating world renowned bass baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer accompanied by the technical brilliancy of pianist Jason Paul Peterson. The epic song cycle will receive its world-premiere March 3, 2014 at Carnegie Hall. Though you may not be able to hear the beautiful booming sounds of […]

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