Soprano Nina Berman and pianist Steve Beck release a recording of Milton Babbitt’s complete works for treble voice and piano, including his epic A Solo Requiem for soprano and two pianos with Eric Huebner. Babbitt was deeply engaged with poetry throughout his life, and his text settings demonstrate his sensitivity to the intricate nuances of the musicality embedded in the poems. Berman and Beck’s performances are beautifully expressive, illuminating the longer lined lyricism that is revealed through precise renderings of Babbitt’s often thorny, virtuosic scores.

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