A native New Yorker and an avid Joycean, the multi-talented Alfred Heller is a composer, a conductor, an accomplished pianist, and a music publisher. The protégé of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Heller worked with the late Brazilian composer on several of his later works, conducting the premiere recording of Forest of the Amazon. As a composer, Heller is drawn to tonal music, and his settings of poems by the likes of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and James Joyce have been praised for their beauty and sensitivity.
Chamber Music -- (1995-98). For voice and piano, this is a complete setting of Joyce's Chamber Music.
The composer maintains a small Alfred Heller Homepage, complete with a biography, reviews, and a discography.
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Heller, Alfred: Great Poets in Song
Audio CD / Released 1998