A setting of nine poems from Bestiary U.S.A., the second part of Anne Sexton’s 1976 collection 45 Mercy Street. Anne Sexton said: “I look at the strangeness in them and the naturalness they cannot help, in order to find some virtue in the beast in me.”
"Lobster" and "I Remember"
Maggie Finnegan, soprano; Michael Sheppard, piano
The recordings below were made in October, 1990, by recording engineer Curt Wittig, featuring soprano Rosa Lamoreaux with me at the piano.