Arlene Zallman’s Wikipedia Entry
Her work is powerful, striking, perhaps even a bit eccentric. Interesting to note some jazz people getting behind her work, and I have to agree with the superlatives–what an ear! What good sense to study with Dallapiccola!–an obvious thing to do, which, nevertheless, few Americans chose to do. She seems to be better known in New England than down here in New York City.
Bridge Records must be praised for releasing a CD of her work. Buy it here–>
*Karol Bennett, the soprano in Nightsongs, is off the charts.*
Of course it’s free on youtube–>
Good to see that the Monadnock Music Festival programmed Zallman in 2015.
Martin Boykan composed this memorial piece for her:
Towards the Horizon IV: Arlene Zallman - In Memoriam
William Anderson is a guitarist and composer and an advisor to the Roger Shapiro Fund.