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Two Concert Arias

Year of composition
Edmond Rostand
Difficult (Grades 7+)
8 minutes
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

These arias were composed in 1990, especially for baritone Stephen Kalm, who requested a new work which could be presented on voice recitals. Together, the two texts, taken from Edmond Rostand's 'Heroic Comedy' of 1898, Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted here and translated from the French by Sarah White, make a short scene which shows the depth of Cyrano, a poet with a grotesquely large nose, and a wit, ego and heart to match it. Text and more program notes available from composer.

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