Kalmia String Quartet
Chad Sloan, baritone; Andrea Chenoweth, Maria Ferrante, sopranos; Kellie Van Horn, mezzo-soprano; Justin Vickers, tenor
Miroslav Sekera, piano
Ian Watson, piano, harpsichord
Lydie Härtelovä, harp
Shakespeare’s Memory is the first offering Navona’s The Shakespeare Concerts Series. A salmagundi of selections from composer Joseph Summer’s The Oxford Songs, this album includes previously unreleased recordings spanning the life of the series. This first volume includes Summer’s original chamber and vocal compositions set to Shakespeare’s dramas and sonnets and the poetry of Milton and Yeats, performed by a slew of musicians: the Kalmia String Quartet, baritone Chad Sloan, soprano Andrea Chenoweth, mezzo-soprano Kellie Van Horn, tenor Justin Vickers, pianists Miroslav Sekera and Ian Watson, and harpist Lydie Härtelovä.