Songs of John Musto

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The brilliant American composer John Musto has in recent years emerged as one of America’s leading composers of opera and art song. This disc is a remarkable document of Musto’s work as a song composer-the composer accompanies all of the songs, including many with his wife, the estimable soprano Amy Burton. Of particular interest is the couple’s performance of Quiet Songs, a work they have performed together for many years. Musto is a virtuoso pianist (he plays both of his own Piano Concertos regularly) and the ideal accompanist for these highly personal creations. Amy Burton is joined by Grammy-nominated baritone Patrick Mason on The Old Gray Couple, and Mason sings many of Musto’s most frequently performed songs, including Flamenco and the cycle viva sweet love.

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viva sweet love

Quiet Songs
, Nude at the Piano

Resume

Witness

Social Note


Flamenco

Penelope's Song

Old Gray Couple

Triolet


Amy Burton, soprano; Patrick Mason, baritone John Musto, piano

with Michael Barrett, piano on Old Gray Couple
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