Happy Surprises

Those who love music with intellectual depth and structural solidity will find happy surprises in Herman Berlinski's Return, a song cycle for baritone and piano, and Sinfonia No. 10 for Cello and Organ on this disc.

The music is richly expressive, imaginative, melodious — modern but firmly in touch with tradition. Berlinski plays the keyboard in both works, accompanying excellent performances by baritone Donald Boothman and cellist Lori Barnet.