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1993, Revised 1994 | soprano/cello.

Poem by Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982).

“Love Poems of Marichiko” (Poems I-VI) by Kenneth Rexroth, from FLOWER WREATH HILL, copyright ©1979 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Commissioned by Lauren Wagner. Premiere: The Concert Society of Maryland Series, University of Maryland,  February 19, 1994, with Lauren Wagner, soprano and Semyon Fridman, cello.

The premiere recordings was on the Albany Records May 1, 2000 release Mystery — The Songs of Lori Laitman, with soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson and cellist Thomas Kraines. To purchase, please click here.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • 31: Cello part, an E, a fifth below the B should be added to the measure, and it should be tied over from the E on the 3rd quarter of measure 30. This is a new change made in May of 2001, not yet in any printed version.