The Garden of Forking Paths

Garden Forking, Joseph Summer, The Shakespeare Concerts
Release Date: June 1, 2012
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This string quartet by noted American composer Joseph Summer is a musical interpretation of the named stories of the preeminent 20th century fabulist, Jorge Luis Borges. Born in 1956, Joseph Summer studied at Oberlin and was on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon. Summer has written four comic operas based on the stories of The Decameron. These operas are part of a planned seven opera cycle, which follows the exploits of a half dozen characters over the course of a week in an imagined 14th century Naples. Founder of The Shakespeare Concerts, Summer’s music inspired by Shakespeare appears on three previously released recordings on Albany Records.