The PARMA Album of the Day: LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET

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In Mark Zanter‘s debut Navona Records album LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET, he reveals through a complex mosaic of sonorities the correspondence between anguished apprentice Franz Xaver Kappus and disquiet Rainer Maria Rilke, a poet still wrestling to find his own artistic identity. The intricacies of the parts, individually and together, indicate that the role of each instrument in this correspondence was purposefully left undecided, allowing both the violin and the guitar to be either ‘the apprentice’ or ‘the poet.’ American Record Guide says, “With tightly wound rhythms, dramatic figures, and an emotionally stirring performance, Mark Zanter’s Quartet is nine attacca movements of beauty.”

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Find the album on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and Naxos Music Library.

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