Over The Fence: Songs of Elsa Resphigi, Lori Laitman and Modesta Bor

This new release on the Albany label features an intriguing mix of songs by women composers from various eras, brilliantly performed by soprano Tanya Kruse Ruck and pianist Elena Abend.

“ [This CD includes] a song cycle by Lori Laitman, one of the finest song composers before the public today…The first song, a setting of the famous words “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,” by Robert Browning, is vintage Laitman, with lush, warm lines that elevate this already beautiful poetry to even more powerful expressiveness. On the other hand, the saucy fun of “Over the Fence,” “They Might Not Need Me,” and “Wild Nights” is also vintage Laitman, thanks especially to her trademark mastery of playful rhythmic interplay and her fearless flair for flamboyant melodic gestures and climaxes.”(Journal of Singing)

Over the Fence: Songs of Elsa Respighi, Lori Laitman, and Modesta Bor