Beyond the Notes:
Revealed in Stone
Revealed in Stone (2009) is a song cycle for tenor and piano. The songs are settings of five poems by Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), translated into English from the original Italian, and adapted further by Nell Shaw Cohen for this musical setting. The music is inspired both by the poetry, and its connection to the aesthetics and philosophical concepts embodied in Michelangelo's famed marble sculptures.