My Grandmother’s Love Letters (2010)
for Voice and Piano
Text by Hart Crane
Duration: 4 min.
Premiere: Performed by Wonjung Kim at her DMA Voice Recital at Stony Brook University on April 6th, 2011. (Piano: Karl Hinze)
“My Grandmother’s Love Letters” (2010) is a setting for mezzo-soprano and piano of a poem by the American poet Hart Crane. Marrying contemporary art song with pop vocal turns, the song renders the opaque expressions of the protagonist’s reminiscing amidst shimmering piano sonorities.