Tracey Engleman & Lara Bolton: Lift Me Into Heaven Slowly-The Songs of Libby Larsen

Soprano vocalist Tracey Engleman joins with pianist Lara Bolton for a collection of duets to perform the compositions of Libby Larsen. The operatic voice and stately piano sounds like high  parlor on the trio of “Cowboy Songs” while Bolton’s  dashes of Poulenc on “Antonia” and “Landscape III” support Engleman’s storytelling on “My Antonia.” Most intriguing are the five pieces reflecting the “Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII” with dramatic utterances on “Anne Boleyn” and an intriguing “Katherine of Aragon” and “Katherine Howard.” Music for high tea.

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