A lush and passionate setting of Anita Barrows’ poem about overcoming loss and facing personal challenges.
In Questo Muro, Anita Barrows adopts Dante’s striking image of one person confronted by fear and trepidation, symbolized by a wall of flame. She asks:
Will you pass through it now, will you let it consume
whatever solidness this is
you call your life, & send
you out, a tremor of heat,
a radiance, a changed
Edie’s challenging setting features dramatic lines elegantly soaring over surging piano figures reminiscent of fire.
Premiered by Brittany Kallman, Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 14, 2011
Type: Solo Voice
Voicing or Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano and Piano