Four Short Songs

The Canadian Art Song Project


In Celebration of John Beckwith’s 95th birthday, CASP is releasing a music video performance of Beckwith’s Four Short Songs – settings of German poems by Wassily Kandinsky as translated to English by Elizabeth R. Napier. Released as part of CASP’s REACHING OUT THROUGH SONG video series, the film features mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and pianist Steven Philcox performing, and is directed and filmed by Patrick Hagarty and Jennifer Nichols.