Songs of Logan Skelton: Ohr Songs (Stephen Lusmann, Logan Skelton)

Songs of Logan Skelton: Ohr Songs (Stephen Lusmann, Logan Skelton)

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This recording present two song cycles - “The Mad Potter,” on poems by George Ohr, and “Kind of Weather” on poems by Marshall Clyburn, performed by soprano baritone Stephen Lusmann and composer at the piano.

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Logan Skelton is a much sought after pianist, teacher and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim.  As a composer he has a special affinity for art song, having composed well over a hundred songs, including numerous song cycles. Critics have noted the close fusion of text and music in Skelton's songs, how words are “...illuminated with brilliance and deep emotional power” (American Record Guide).
This recording present two song cycles - “The Mad Potter,” on poems by George Ohr, and “Kind of Weather” on poems by Marshall Clyburn, performed by soprano baritone Stephen Lusmann and composer at the piano.

OHR SONGS: The Mad Potter (© 2008 by Logan Skelton) (55:37)
1. INTRODUCTION: The Poet Sings 1:17
2. OHR-DITTY: UNEQUALLED! UNRIVALLED! UNDISPUTED! 1:31
3. As it Is—and Was-- 3:55
4. When I First Found the Wheel 4:07
5. PIANO INTERLUDE: At the Wheel 3:37
6. OHR-DITTY: THE STORKING STORKS! 1:58
7. Shapes Come to a Potter 3:46
8. This is What I Can Do 2:46
9. PIANO INTERLUDE: Ruffling, Twisting, Collapsing 1:36
10. OHR-DITTY: WHATS THE MATTER EH! 1:53
11. According to the Good Book 2:15
12. No Real Art 4:16
13. PIANO INTERLUDE: Everything in Everything (A Puzzle Mug) 2:26
14. OHR-DITTY: A HOT TOMOLY! 2:20
15. Father Time: A Prophecy 5:27
16. Art and Genius 4:09
17. The Potter Who Was 4:55
18. POSTSCRIPT: When I am Gone 3:33
CLYBURN SONGS: A Kind of Weather (© 2009 by Logan Skelton) (10:14)
19. Meteorology of the Soul 2:02
20. little red 0:53
21. GREAZY MAN (a New Orleans character) 3:07
22. I Remember 1:43
23. The Last Golden Moment 2:31
Total Time: 65:51