The Love Poems of Marichiko

Song cycle: I Sit at my desk; If I Thought; Oh the Anguish; You Ask Me; Autumn; Just Us.

1993, Revised 1994 | soprano/cello.

Poems 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.