Jan de Gaetani;   Speculum Musicae         (Bridge 9048)
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Jan de Gaetani;   Speculum Musicae         (Bridge 9048)
V1872. JAN DeGAETANI, w.Speculum Musicae: Scenes from a Novel (Kurtág); w.Philip West (English Horn) & Robert Spillman (Pf.): Abeja Blanca (Welcher); w.Benita Valente (S), Jon Humphrey (T) & Samuel Lipman (Pf.): Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry (Shostakovich). Bridge 9048, Live Performances, 1987 & 1980. - 090404904820


"As far as I am concerned, Bridge Records deserves a fanfare and a 21-gun salute for tracking down Jan DeGaetani's concert tapes and making them generally available....These singers understand the Jewish idiom (never mind that they sing in German) and convey beautifully the few fleeting joys and the many sorrows expressed....Recommended, especially for the Shostakovich."

-American Record Guide

“To many observers, no artist has ever replaced the great mezzo-soprano, Jan DeGaetani, as an interpreter of contemporary song. Writing of her, New York Times critic Harold C. Schonberg called her the finest song recitalist that the United States has ever produced. DeGaetani, with her magnificent duo-partner, Gilbert Kalish, concertized together for thirty-years, the partnership ending with DeGaetani's death in 1989.”

- Z. D. Akron