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LWE-002 Silver Apples Liam Wade
Catalogue #:LWE-002
Composer Silver Apples
Liam Wade

Silver Apples

for soprano and piano

Silver Apples can be heard on the CD Currents by Soprano Ann Moss, available from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other venus.

Liam composed this enchanting song cycle for me and pianist Steven Bailey to premiere on CMASH’s second annual New American Chamber Music program in 2008. Liam and I selected the moon-themed poems together, and Steven and I worked closely with Liam throughout his compositional process, contributing musical ideas along the way that were incorporated into the score. Liam left us a great deal of room for improvisation in these magically whimsical songs, allowing for a fresh perspective in every performance. Working in the studio with Leslie and Dann, the cycle evolved in totally unexpected ways, revealing still new surprises. I am thrilled to be able to share Liam’s inventive story-telling and natural affinity for the lyric coloratura instrument with a broad audience, especially as his budding operatic career is propelled by a recent commission from Washington National Opera. Silver Apples has enabled many new listeners to connect with and find joy in the genre of Art Song.

— Soprano Ann Moss

Imagine Weill and Lotte Lenya zonked on some really good drugs goofing around in a Berlin basement. That’s “Silver Apples.”

— John Marcher, A Beast in a Jungle, 11/19/13