Music for theater, cabaret and concert stage by Herbert A. Deutsch, with the composer on keyboards and the American Chamber Ensemble and others
Music from the 1980s and 1990s by American composer and electronic music pioneer Herbert A. Deutsch. Including his music for theater, cabaret and concert stage, with marvelous performances by the American Chamber Ensemble, pianist Nancy Deutsch, soprano Grace Anderson, flutist Patricia Spencer and others, this disk displays the full range of the composer's acoustic and electronic compositions. Set to a variety of text sources, with several pieces incorporating synthesizers or electronic tape, these works reflect women's points of view throughout the ages, and are written and performed with unusual sensitivity.
"all the music is performed and recorded with great professionalism. If the classical side of Andrew Lloyd Webber appeals to you...add this disc to your collection."
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
"Herbert A. Deutsch ... is comfortable in a host of musical styles, from cabaret to musical theater to concert style. His best pieces, like Measure for Measure Fantasy, have the same kind of accessible irony that Kurt Weill has."