New Lullaby is a beautiful, perceptive, and evocative performance that earns and deserves your rapt appreciation. Most of all, however, it felt to me like a courageous exploration of a mood or a state that is rarely identified, and these days all-too rarely enjoyed: attentive peacefulness.
– Glenn Kurtz, author of Practicing, A Musician's Return To Music
"Mom, this is the music I want to fall asleep to for the rest of my life."
– 5 year old fan
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Interviews, Reviews, Articles, & Videos
(Go to www.AaronLC.com/calendar for upcoming concerts)
Article in the Dorchester Reporter, Nov. 23, 2011
The Front Row on Houston Pubilc Radio w/ host Bob Stevenson, Oct. 2011 (interview & music)
Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) – CD Review, Feb. 2011 by Steve Marsh
Ideal late-night listening – recommended.”
Fanfare Magazine - Feature Review Jan/Feb 2011 Issue by Barnaby Rayfield
This is not some godawful Classics-for-Baby CD, something new has been attempted here…
Fanfare Magazine - Feature Review Jan/Feb 2011 Issue by Jeremy Marchant
Aaron Larget-Caplan’s playing catches every nuance of the music.
Upon Listening - The Triangle from Mu Phi Epsilon Fall 2010 by Sherry Kloss
Audiophile 4/5 stars & Spirit of Change, Sep., Oct. 2010 New Lullaby CD review by Jason Serinus
4 out 5 Stars
El Show de Fernandito, August 13, 2010 (Video interview)
El Show de Fernandito, August 13, 2010 (My Darling's Slumber by Francine Trester - VIDEO)
College Music Society, March 2009, (Lullaby for Sam by Nolan Stolz - VIDEO)
Boston Globe, April 30, 2009 (featuring audio of lulalbies by Jonathan Feist, Francine Trester)
Harvard Post, April 28, 2009 (featuring Jonathan Feist and Aaron L-C)
The Composers & guitarist
The Sixth Night
No Time & Leaky Roof
My Darling's Slumber ('08), Lullaby for Daddy (2011)
Descent to a Dream
Lullaby for Sam
Unfolding the Gates of Dawn, a morning lullaby
You are alone to Sleep, Op. 430 (2007) & Upward (2011)
Disturbed a Lullaby
Song Softly Song, in Trying Times
Premiered but not yet recorded:
Counting Sheep (2010)
Lullaby for Ewe (2013)
Rest, Madrid (2008), Lulubye (2011)
The Pillow That You Dream On
|Thomas L. Read
The Moon Through the Window Shines Down
Le belle addormentate
|Michael J. Veloso
Cancion de Cuna
A Child Sings at Thanksgiving
Lullaby in Three Voices
After Many Days Without Rain
A World of Your Own
|Wheaton College Composers:
Siv Anderson, Gordon Jones, Tim Larson, Montana Rogers
Whispering into the night
Why a Lullaby?
In 2006 I released my debut album, Tracing a wheel on water, on which I recorded an Afro-Cuban lullaby arranged by Leo Brouwer (Cancion de cuna). Whether hearing it in a live concert or from the Tracing CD, people always spoke about how the lullaby "got ’em", even though there was much more ‘difficult’ music being played. I asked myself why this simple piece of music could grab so much attention? The other works were also highly praised, but none got as much public reaction as the lullaby. Was it the simplicity or beauty of that particular melody or did people just need a rest? Many people suggested an album of lullabies with a focus on famous ones arranged for guitar, but that had been done and the idea did not intrigue me. Around this time, I played an arrangement of George Gershwin’s Summertime by Toru Takemitsu and my questions were answered: Bring the two worlds together! Being passionate for contemporary music, I began asking living composers to write brief new compositions for solo guitar in the genre of a lullaby. And with that, the New Lullaby Project created, and the next day I practiced.
From New Lullaby CD Liner Notes:
There are two basic types of lullabies: one gives the listeners warmth and protection, while the second tends to be darker with hints of fear. The former calls for good dreams to the wary soul, and lets him know that he will awake safely in a better tomorrow. The latter lives on the idea that night and even sleep can be dangerous. Maybe this comes from the folk tradition of tempering our demons by singing to them, voicing our fears that are greater than our worldly matters, or the simple truth that one can catch a cold if one’s feet are not fully covered while sleeping.
Who's afraid of a Lullaby?!
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