Textura’s rave review of Letter to the World

Textura.org posted a rave review of David Leisner’s new vocal chamber music album in their May issue. “Letter to the World emphasizes his formidable talents as a composer of vocal chamber music…The sixty-four-minute collection makes a compelling argument for Leisner as a composer of art songs and vocal suites…Having premiered works by David Del Tredici, Virgil Thomson, Philip Glass, Peter Sculthorpe, Osvaldo Golijov, and others, Leisner has been justly celebrated for expanding the guitar repertoire. However, Letter to the World indicates that he deserves as rightful a place amongst vocal composers when its works are as accomplished as they are…All four [works] exemplify arresting melodic character, emotional depth, and dramatic sweep.” Please see Textura.org for the full review.