Eric Nathan: Some Favored Nook
Label: NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Sharp, William; Knopp, Seth; Arnold, Tony
Composer Eric Nathan's Some Favored Nook is so much more than a vocal setting of Emily Dickinson texts; as ambitious an undertaking as that can be. Weaving Dickinson's poetry into a libretto that is framed around the correspondence between her and noted abolitionist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Nathan; along with librettist Mark Campbell and performer collaborators Tony Arnold; William Sharp; and Seth Knopp; has created an evening length dramatic work between two characters that speaks to themes of friendship; national division; morality; and conscience.