Herschel Garfein and Mortality Mansions

An insightful interview with Herschel Garfein in his Park Slope home where we discuss the reasons he chose song as a genre, his own compositional style and the delights of setting the poetry of Donald Hall for his newest song cycle Mortality Mansions.


Donald Hall

A casual interview in his farmhouse in New Hampshire with Donald Hall. Donald Hall has written over fifty books including more than two dozen books of poetry, as well as children’s books, art criticism, essays, plays and other edited volumes. His Essays After Eighty was published in 2014. He is currently writing another volume of essays to be published by Houghton Miflin Harcourt in 2018. His many honors include two Guggenheim fellowships and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2006-2007 and in 2010, he was awarded the National Medal for the Arts by President Obama.


Thomas Hampson

Internationally renowned Baritone speaks about American Song, his Hampsong Foundation and the Song of America educative Initiative which explores the history of American culture through Classical song.



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