Henry Dehlinger's New Opus

HENRY DEHLINGER'S "THE MOUNT" PREMIERES IN NEW YORK
Sunday, November 15th marked the world premiere of The Mount, composed by Henry Dehlinger for international opera star Danielle Talamantes with text by conductor, choral musician and poet Mark Riddles. Based on Riddles' collection of sacred poems in which he casts famous biblical passages in remarkable sensory language, Dehlinger's The Mount received a resounding ovation at its New York City world premiere performance and is available now as a digital download.

Gramophone Magazine May 2015 Issue

Canciones españolas, Danielle Talamantes and Henry Dehlinger's latest recording of Spanish songs by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Turina, receives critical acclaim in a sensational review from Laurence Vittes in the May 2015 issue of Gramophone Magazine, the world’s authority on classical music since 1923.

“Young American soprano Danielle Talamantes’s seductive recital of Spanish songs and arias stands out from the crowd for Henry Dehlinger’s exquisite piano-playing...and the gorgeous MSR Classics recording,” Mr. Vittes declares. “Talamantes shines radiantly as if the composer had been writing specifically for her voice, and Dehlinger’s vibrantly colorful palette instantaneously matches her emotions without ever obscuring her vocal beauty.”

Latest Talamantes and Dehlinger Album Garners Critical Acclaim

Canciones españolas, featuring soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist Henry Dehlinger in a gorgeous recording of Spanish songs by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Turina, continues to garner critical acclaim. In his December 2014 album review on ConcertoNet.com, Charles Pope Jr. writes, Danielle Talamantes "is striking, authoritative and decidedly attractive to hear...Henry Dehlinger, an experienced and versatile soloist, provides fine, superbly calibrated support throughout the program."

In his Audiophile Audition magazine review, Steven Ritter says, "Danielle Talamantes rips into a recital of some of Spain’s greatest composers with such daring and furiously emotive singing that you hold your breath at the exuberance and seat-of-your-pants vocal dexterity...Pianist Henry Dehlinger has to be given a lot of credit for the total success of this album with his adroit and sparkling instrumental partnership...I am stunned. This is simply one of the best recordings of the year."

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2019-2020 Premieres

  • Oct 27
    Washington Master Chorale: Three Choral Songs on James Joyce (World Premiere),  Washington
     
  • Apr 18
    National Philharmonic at Strathmore: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere),  North Bethesda
     
  • May 8
    Santa Clara Chorale: Kohelet - A Cantata in Five Movements (World Premiere),  Santa Clara
     

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Premiering in 2020

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for
Voice and Orchestra


Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot, it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor

Instrumentation
Soparno Solo and Orchestra

 

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Premiering in 2020

KOHELET: A Cantata in Five Movements 

Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements

Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet gives you lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara Chorale and Santa Clara University Choirs, Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

Instrumentation
SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Brass, Organ, Harp and Percussion.

 

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I. Hakol Havel (All is Vanity)
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