Britten and Pears: the Canticles

 

Hailed by the New York Times as a “compelling tenor”, American-Canadian ZACH FINKELSTEIN has quickly established himself as a leading tenor in North America and abroad. He has performed as an “elegant” soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque, Pacific Music Works, Early Music Vancouver, Symphony     Nova     Scotia,    Victoria 

Symphony, Music of the Baroque in Chicago and others. Zach made his mainstage opera debut in 2014 as Mambre in New York City Opera’s ‘Mosè in Egitto’. Mr. Finkelstein is currently with Dean Artists Management and holds an Artist Diploma (Voice) from the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School in Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science from McGill University.

BYRON SCHENKMAN was voted “best classical instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as "sparkling," "elegant," and "insightful." His extensive discography includes solo recordings on historical instruments in the National Music Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and he received the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music

"for outstanding achievement in the field of early music.” A graduate of the New England Conservatory, he received his master's degree with honors in performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Britten and Pears: the Canticles
Zach Finkelstein, tenor

Byron Schenkman, piano

 

1. Canticle I, Op. 40: My Beloved Is Mine

2. Canticle II, Op. 51: Abraham and Isaac

3. Canticle III, Op. 55: Still Falls the Rain

4. Canticle IV, Op. 86: Journey of the Magi

5. Canticle V, Op. 89: The Death of St. Narcissus

 

Zach Finkelstein, tenor

Byron Schenkman, piano

Vicki St. Pierre, contralto (2, 4)

Jeffrey Fair, horn (3)

Alexander Hajek, baritone (4)

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp (5)