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E4TT's debut CD,"Surviving: Women's Words," (Centaur Records CRC3490) won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Global Music Awards. Two songs on the CDs, "Song Is a Monument" and "How Lucky," have been nominated as finalists in the Global Peace Song Awards.

The CD consists of four song cycles for soprano and piano and soprano, cello, and piano by David Garner to poems by Mascha Kaleko, Rose Auslaender, Else Lasker-Schueler and Yala Korwin.

It was reviewed by Stephen Smoliar at Examiner.com as "...four passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and by

Erin Heisel at American Record Guide
as "...fascinating...Garner’s music is difficult but compelling, varied and harmonically interesting… [McGuinness] manages the vocal and musical challenges well.

The Transcentury blog reviews Surviving: Womens Words as a" fine CD," with "well-thought-out settings," writing, "Garner’s settings are effective, particularly in the longest work here, Chanson für Morgen (2012) to words by Mascha Kaléko (1907-1975)."

Grego Applegate Edwards writes at Gapplegate Classical-Modern Review, "The heartrending words put both darkness and hope in a poetic light. Garner's music brings out the moods and is extremely well done. Recommended."

BUY the CD from HB Direct, Arkiv Music, "Surviving: Women's Words" or directly from E4TT.

Read the CD press release here.

"Surviving: Women's Words made possible through a grant from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.