Composer: Lori Laitman, (b. 1955)
Title: In Sleep the World is Yours - Three songs for Soprano, Oboe and Piano
Poems by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (1924-1942)
Translated from the German by Jerry Glenn and Florian Birkmayer, with Helene Silverblatt and Irene Silverblatt.
(2 Scores and 1 Oboe part)
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance
Mina Miller, Artistic Director
Premiere: May 12, 2014, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall,
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA with
Soprano Megan Chenovick, Oboist Benjamin Hausmann and
Pianist Mina Miller
(c) 2013, Lori Laitmann. Enchanted Knickers Music,
Gregory Berg writes in the November/December 2016, Journal of Singing.
Regarding "Tragedy" - the last of the three songs: "Laitman has achieved something truly extraordinary here. Indeed, it is difficult to think of any art song in the last century that has achieved this kind of utter perfection."