Nature, the gentlest mother

“Nature, the gentlest mother” is the first of Aaron Copeland’s song set for soprano voice, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, orchestrated in 1958. This song holds a special place in my heart as I chose it to end my senior voice recital in college. I fell in love with the piece when I first heard … Continue reading Nature, the gentlest mother

Poetry review: Lana Del Rey

An analysis of the music and poetics of a pop-star From Leonard Cohen to Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey follows an impressive legacy of musicians who have crossed-over into poetry. Has she done so successfully? I was very interested to find out. The six-time Grammy nominated singer / songwriter, released her first book of poetry … Continue reading Poetry review: Lana Del Rey