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The newly-released Castelnuovo-Tedesco CD has arrived at the ICAMus Studio!

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This new CD is an ICAMus collaboration with Oberlin Music, distributed by Naxos: What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand to Record?: Settings of Walt Whitman and William Shakespeare, by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Premiere recording of unpublished works. Salvatore Champagne, tenor; Howard Lubin, piano. A 66-page booklet with essays by James Westby, Mila De Santis, Aloma Bardi, John Champagne; illustrated with archival photos. Oberlin Music OC 16-02.

All featured archival photographs: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers, The Library of Congress Music Division, Washington, D.C.; reproduced by permission.




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Of the unpublished manuscript scores by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco recorded in this CD, as well as his two Whitman Songs that are not a part of Leaves of Grass, and the rare and unpublished  settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Arthur Guiterman, ICAMus has presented in recent years public performances with tenor Salvatore Champagne and pianist Howard Lubin, together with lectures by Aloma Bardi, John Champagne, Mila De Santis, Eleonora Negri, Daniela Tortora, and with the participation of Luciano Alberti:


Charleston, S.C., International AAIS - American Association for Italian Studies Conference, 5 May 2012 (Leaves of Grass - complete cycle);

Washington, D.C., Italian Embassy, 22 October 2013 (Leaves of Grass - complete cycle; settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Arthur Guiterman). Find out more;

Washington, D.C., The Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, 23 October 2013 (selection from Leaves of Grass; settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Arthur Guiterman). Find out more;

Florence, “Intersections/Intersezioni” International Conference, Kent State University - Palazzo dei Cerchi, 5 June 2015 (selection from Leaves of Grass; settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Arthur Guiterman; selection from Shakespeare Sonnets). Find out more; read and download the Conference Presentations here;

Florence, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Firenze e altri orizzonti. Conference and Concert, Lyceum Club Internazionale - Palazzo Giugni, 8 June 2015 (Leaves of Grass - complete cycle; selection from Shakespeare Sonnets - 10 Sonnets). Find out moreread and download the Conference Presentations here and here.



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