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Extraordinary Vistas – Words & Music of The MacDowell Colony


Grammy® award-winning soprano, Susan Narucki, sings a selection of songs composed by artists who were in residence at the MacDowell Colony, founded by American composer & pianist Edward MacDowell in 1907. Alan Feinberg accompanies Ms. Narucki, and narrator Nathan Randall reads a number of poems.

26 Tracks — Total Time: 73:01

Edward MacDowell one of the most important American composers of the late nineteenth Century, along with his wife Marian, founded the artist colony that bears his name. In 1896 they bought a farm near Peterborough, New Hampshire that would become the MacDowell Colony. Among the more than 6,000 musicians and authors who spent time there where they were free to create were such notables as Aaron Copland and James Baldwin, both of whom are represented on this album.

Notes by Soprano Susan Narucki...