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Monthly Archives: July 2011

More great “Trumpet of the Swan” reviews!


Peter Filichia in writes: Trumpet of the Swan is a collaboration between bookwriter Marsha Norman and composer Jason Robert Brown. The piece called “a novel symphony for actors and orchestra” shouldn’t be sampled piecemeal, for it’s a sweeping work that offers commentary with music, but no songs per se. Brown has written some astonishing songs in his time, but he’s never written more beautiful and haunting music. Trumpet of the Swan is certainly no ugly duckling. Drew Lane writes on To tell you the honest truth, I didn’t really know what to expect from JRB’s newest recording. WithRead More »

CD Review: “Swans and Teddybears and Devil’s music … oh, my” (Philadelphia Daily News, 7/12/11)


Jonathan Takiff reviews “The Trumpet of the Swan” in the Philadelphia Daily News: Swans and Teddybears and Devil’s music … oh my by Jonathan Takiff/Philadelphia Daily News staff We’re swooning for a Swan and going for a Bears hug with the most interesting of new album releases. SWAN SONGS: Martin Short was happy to detail many a project (like his show this past Sunday at the Mann) during a recent chat. Yet he failed to mention participation in the just-out recording of “The Trumpet of the Swan” (PS Classics, A) a “novel symphony for actors and orchestra” based on E.B.Read More »

Great reviews for The Trumpet of the Swan!


Along with the fantastic news that The Trumpet of the Swan is finally available on iTunes, the press is going wild for Louis and Serena and their amazing E.B. White journey! Andy Propst on The Trumpet of the Swan (PS Classics) This “novel symphony” from composer Jason Robert Brown and playwright Marsha Norman should be beguiling children and adults alike for years to come. Brown has written some of his most mature and majestic music to date for this tale about a baby swan with no voice and the boy who befriends him. Norman’s distillation of E.B. White’s novelRead More »