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Art Song Colorado is proud to announce the release of Andrew Garland and Jeremy Reger’s new album, El Rebelde: Gabriela Frank and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Explore the influence of Spanish Culture on classical music with world-premiere recordings of music by Gabriela Frank and a new interpretation of Spanish Songs, Op.100 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Andrew Garland, baritone
Javier Abreu, tenor
Jeremy Reger, piano
Margaret McDonald, producer
Kevin Allan Harbison, engineer
Eapen Leubner and Andrew Garland, Executive Producers
An Art Song Colorado Project

Check out our updated and extended liner notes!

Acclaim for El Rebelde

“A dramatic, forceful set” – Midwest Record

“The enormous fortune of having a baritone of Andrew Garland’s caliber to interpret this delicate
music is a winning one. He is the soul of the music, and he is the one who transforms every
single interpretation into a special event.”

“the CD remains an impressive document of the capacity to produce seductive and fascinating
music by Gabriela Lena Frank, making it an easy recommendation.”
“One cannot imagine a better interpreter for this score” – EarRelevant

“The choices of repertoire alone make El Rebelde worthy of its title, but the necessary
revolution here is the refusal to accept simplistic conceptions of Hispanic identity. The
Latinx spirit dwells wherever it is invited in, and few invitations are as irresistible as
Andrew Garland’s singing of this music.”
“Frank’s writing for the voices grippingly manifests the brutality and pathos of Lorca’s
“Jeremy Reger articulates the quixotic transitions of mood and rhythm not with the
halting step of a traveler in little-visited territory but with a native’s unflappable
confidence” – Voix des Arts

“[Garland produces] a kind of quicksilver fluctuation in technique again and again while
delivering the words of the songs with considerable feeling” – InfoDad

“Garland has a rich tonal sound which comes across quite well in this recording”4/4 Stars
“a compelling collection here of music by Frank which is well worth seeking out in this
important new release of her music especially.” – Cinemusical

“an excellent album of depth and imagination” – BBC Music Magazine
“This fine recording features performances of great versatility and power from tenor
Andrew Garland, ably supported by Jeremy Reger’s accomplished pianism.”
“[Cantos…] includes a terrific variety of characters, moods and sonorities”
“An expressive account of Shostakovich’s spare but characterful Spanish Songs
completes the disc.” – BBC Music Magazine

“ever-fascinating, fantastical, and rhythmically intense songs”
“words and music exert an extremely powerful spell.”
“Garland sounds totally alive and filled with spirit. The special beauty of his handsome
voice extends from the bottom of his range through the upper midrange. Highs, too,
sound alive and beautiful”
“enthusiastically recommended.” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“Garland delivers a stellar performance of [Gabriela Lena Frank’s Cantos de Cifar y el
Mar Dulce]”
“Reger excels in his role; Garland is fortunate to have a pianist so attuned to his singing
as a partner on the project. – Textura

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