How beautiful: a quietly impassioned reading of IF I HAD YOU by Dawn Giblin, voice; James Dapogny, pianoforte; Mike Karoub, violincello. Recorded for us by Laura Beth Wyman of Wyman Video on January 30, 2017. The sharp-eared will catch admiring echoes of WILLOW TREE and IF THE MOON TURNS GREEN, but these evocations are created with the most subtle art.
Beautifully in balance, in sound and emotion — this is one of those rare deeply egalitarian ensembles where the three players are supportive, emotive, and generous — no star turns here but sweet feeling shared and intensified. You’ve already heard a good deal (although not enough) from Professors Dapogny and Karoub on this blog, but I predict you will hear more, and admire more, of the lovely singing of Ms. Giblin.
And serious gratitude to Laura Wyman of Wyman Video, videographer to the Stars. Without her, this would have been a moving interlude, remembered only by the people performing and watching. Now we have it to enjoy more than once.
May your happiness increase!