Tenor Nathan Bird makes beautiful music with two guitars
September 20, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. —
The first time I heard tenor Nathan Bird, he was filling in with Cantus for some of their winter concerts. He just hopped in and learned a massive amount of repertoire and then went out on stage and sang like a pro.
Later, I saw him sing - and dance - in the Guthrie's production of HMS Pinafore. A different world for this classical musician - and a hoot - but he was again an exemplary pro.
Nathan popped by the studio this afternoon to share with us one his latest project, a new recording of German songs including Schumann, Schubert and Strauss with guitar duo.
Nathan Bird: Born in Chanhassen, Nathan Bird has vocal performance degrees from Northwestern College and Denver University. As a performer, Nathan has worked in opera, musical theater, oratorio, and various vocal ensembles.
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Symphony No. 7
London Symphony Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Johann Sebastian Bach
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Roger Best, viola
Dennis Nesbitt, viola da gamba
Marilyn Samson, viola da gamba
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