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MORTALITY MANSIONS gets a rave review in OPERA NEWS

“Powerful... glowing... radiant... Garfein keeps the vocal line simple and forthright, communicating the text naturally while allowing the piano part to provide harmonic freshness. Tenor Michael Slattery is a felicitous choice to perform these songs; his smooth, flexible, appealingly direct voice is a perfect match for the immediacy of expression that is a hallmark of both composer and poet.” — Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News


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MORTALITY MANSIONS gets a rave review in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“In this shimmering, expressive song cycle, subtitled “Songs of Love and Loss After 60,” the verses of the former U.S. poet laureate — at once stately and urgent, rueful and earthy — find a beautiful counterpart in the music of composer Herschel Garfein.”


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THE ALBANY TIMES UNION finds treasures in MORTALITY MANSIONS

“The interpretations by Slattery and Dover are excellent, sometimes possessing a burning intensity but always sensitive to the tender moments... [Hall's] spoken words are so many treasures...”