This piece belongs to the series "Compact Discoveries"
Produced by Fred Flaxman
Other pieces by Fred Flaxman
Posted on August 09, 2006 at 11:38 AM
Looking for some thematic classical programming for a holiday or special occasion? This might fit the bill.
Peter Boyer's composition is nice to listen to and the performance is equally good.
The stories of those who traveled here touch the heart and, so well delivered by trained actors/voices, don't distract from the musical rhythm. A nice mix of music and spoken word.
I wish there was a way to make it a complete hour-long package because the additional peices, while strong, seem like nothing more than fill within the context of the ongoing Ellis Island theme.