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Mark Abel

Time and Distance

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Mark Abel: Those Who Loved Medusa (The Film) featuring Hila Plitmann
1 The Invocation
2 Those Who Loved Medusa
3 In The Rear View Mirror Now The Long Goodbye
4 The World Clock
5 The Nature Of Friendship
6 The Ocean Of Forgiveness - Desert Wind
7 Sally's Suicide
8 In Love With The Sky
9 Reunion
10 Patience
11 The Benediction
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The California-based composer Mark Abel, who "employs a colorful blend of styles that serve the emotional nature of each work to bracing and poignant effect" (Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone, August 2016) has released a new recording-his fourth in recent years-entitled Time and Distance on the Delos label. Drawing on a variegated lifetime of artistic, journalistic, political, and poetic endeavors, Mr. Abel has composed five art songs for voice and piano, three of which are based on his own texts, one on a poem by Kate Gale, and one composed to five poems by Joanne Regenhardt. Time and Distance features performances by Grammy Award-winning soprano Hila Plitman; mezzo-sorpano Janelle DeStefano, pianist Tali Tadmor, pianist Carol Rosenberger, Bruce Carver on percussion, and Mr. Abel at the organ. 

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