Fervor. The New Yorker, Sept. 26, 2006.
WGBH will broadcast a live recording of Peter Lieberson's astoundingly beautiful Neruda Songs, with Lorraine singing, this Sunday at 2PM. You can listen to a web simulcast here. I am told that a recording will be available before too long, although details are yet to be announced. The three great recordings are the Bach Cantatas, the Handel Arias, and the DVD of Theodora; also fairly essential are Adams's El Niño, the Idomeneo, and the Bridge Lieberson CD with Rilke Songs. About to be released on Naxos is an excellent John Harbison CD, with the singer lavishing her blues style on the song cycle North and South. A fairly complete discography is available below. For the New Yorker's fast-growing website I did a podcast, in which you can hear part of "Deep River." Thanks to Steve Smith and The Standing Room for their help.
Photo: Avie Records.