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Lori Laitman: Becoming a Redwood
Lee Poulis, Randall Scarlata, William Sharp
Lori Laitman: Becoming a Redwood
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Lori Laitman Triumphs in Third CD!
Susan Eisenberg | Silver Spring, Maryland United States | 04/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered the wonderfully melodic, highly original songs of Lori
Laitman through her first album, "Mystery," and I later reviewed her
second album, "Dreaming," for Amazon. I couldn't wait to hear what this
gifted composer would produce next, and when "Becoming A Redwood" was
released last fall, I got a copy and listened often. Ms. Laitman's
genius shines through in each cycle, but her lyrical, emotional
settings of poet Dana Gioia are my favorites, sung
brilliantly by Barbara Quintiliani and Sari Gruber, Robert McPherson,
and Lee Poulis. A glowing review by Lawrence A. Johnson in the March
2007 issue of Gramophone only confirmed my beliefs: "It's inevitable that
any American art song composer will at some point be compared to Ned
Rorem...It's a testament to the quality, melodic richness and subtlety
of Laitman's songs that for once the comparison is not
inapt...Becoming A Redwood is an extraordinarily impressive
achievement...[It's] a disc that gives increasing evidence of a major
talent; Lori Laitman's beautiful, sensitively crafted songs deserve to
be performed widely and much better known...The singers' inspired
performances provide Laitman's music with all the advocacy it
deserves."

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