The Nightingale (Fine, Vivian)




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Peggy Karp (2012/2/6)

Performers Stephanie Friedman, soprano
Publisher Info. Vivian Fine Estate
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Peggy Karp (2012/2/6)

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General Information

Work Title The Nightingale
Alternative. Title
Composer Fine, Vivian
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's One movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1976
First Performance. 1977-03-04 in Albany, NY. Albany Arts Center, Julie Kabat, soprano
Librettist John Keats, T.S. Eliot, John Lyly, Richard Barnfield, and the Encyclopedia Brittanica
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation mezzo soprano, accompanying herself on percussion
External Links Vivian Fine website

Misc. Comments


[The piece] is set as an extended fantasy for solo singer, accompanying herself with triangle, woodblock and cymbal….the result is eloquently moving.”

—Heuwell Tircuit, San Francisco Chronicle

Nightingale is an avian tour de force….Woodblock, triangle, suspended cymbal and voice created a nostalgic, almost mystical mood which left me wishing that the work were longer.”

—Richard Capparela, KITE, Albany, New York