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Lunar Rhapsody

by V. Ulea and Vad Chariton

Lunar Rhapsody is an invitation to the world of lunar interactions and the mystique of human relations. It's blending of the art forms - poetry and music. Soothing and relaxing.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. You Told Me Once
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2. If You Once Look Up
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3. Do You Know How the Snow
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4. You’ll Think of Me to the Sweat
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5. You Sleep
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6. O How Many
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7. Talk to Me
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8. The Day Is Hot
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9. End of Year
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10. Would You Like Me to Be
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11. You Begged and Begged
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12. Don’t Interpret
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13. I Am the Moon
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14. Greetings! I’m Not the Same
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15. You Wake Up At Night
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16. Flesh Cannot Be Revived
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17. So, What Happens
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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V. Ulea (Vera Zubarev, Ph.D) is a distinguished bilingual Russian-English poet, writer, scholar and film director. She has published twelve books of poetry, prose, and literary theory. Her works have appeared in various periodicals both American and European, including The Literary Review, Princeton Arts Review, The Bitter Oleander, RE:AL, and more. Her books were translated to Russian, German and Czech. V. Ulea teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

Vad Chariton (Vadim Zubarev)studied music at a school for gifted children and later at a musical institute in Voronezh, Russia where he earned a Masters Degree in classical piano. Vad gained considerable experience as a solo performer during his years of study and also headed a successful pop group. After immigrating to the USA in 1990, Vad has focused on composing original music, working out of his home studio.
He composed music for the films "Four Funny Families" (2003) and film ballet "About Angels, etc." (2006) by V. Ulea. Vad's music has been played on the Classical Music Station (WRTI Temple Radio). It is often performed as a part of a project called "Synthesis of Arts." The project includes works by a poet V.Ulea (University of Pennsylvania), and artist Irene Frenkel (Artforms Gallery).

He received "Outstanding original score" award for the film "Loneliness" at the 2004 WestFest film festival.

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Adele Chatelain

...The entire c/d is a great experience: there is a blending of the art forms! W
I listened to c/d several times and I absolutely love it!
First of all, you have a wonderful tone to your voice and you
are excellent at reciting poems; Your voice pulls the listener right
into the entire experience.
I love the idea of poems centered around the human emotional
aspects of the moon's influence; at the same time they are highly
intelligent poems without being too much in the intellect. In fact, they
are 'body centered', which is why they are so intriguing. On the one
hand is the Moon and everything it represents (Woman, vacillating
emotional states, etc) but at it's core is 'coolness, restraint'----This
polar opposite draws the listener into the poems as a seductive lure.
The music is great because it doesn't get in the way of the
words, first of all. It also can stand up on its own and is very
mysterious and lovely and describes each poem perfectly.
The entire c/d is a great experience: there is a blending of the art forms! Words and music.
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Tamar & Larry Palmer

I listened to c/d several times and I absolutely love it!
Hearing your CD was delightful for both of us! The music is beautiful and your quiet voice, Vera, sounds dream-like and alluring. A most enjoyable and moving experience!!

P.S.

We loved your accent, Vera. It's good you didn't choose an American to read your poetry. Your voice added to the mystique of the whole piece.
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Janet Roberts

...It is the best gift of one's life, to make these beautiful poems
I love the lunar rhapsodies. It made my day to hear it, to listen to the beauty created out of those couple of weeks of deep cold and snow... the words also speak to the passion and love and how it expresses itself, or does not, or seeks to, and cannot, and so on.... I am going to listen to them again this evening.

Thank you! It is the best gift of one's life, to make these beautiful poems, for the winter evenings. Hearing these poems set to music reminds me of Schubert's Winterreise...
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Marilyn A. Farnes

That CD totally mesmerized me...
That CD totally mesmerized me. I listen to it twice and I must say I have never heard poetry quite the same way. I loved it, it was so soothing and relaxing. Your voice is very easy to listen to and the music gave it a beautiful sound. I found nothing that I didn't like. I will be listing to the CD often. .
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Margaret Rigsby

...It is a little breath-taking!
I had the pleasure of listening to "Lunar Rhapsody," not once but twice this morning. It is a little breath-taking! I love the way you used the device of onomatopoeia weaving your images of life, love, sadness while all the while the music made its way up and down the scales to produce the most tantalizing effects that I have ever head on a poetry CD.
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Betty Jo Tucker

Moonlight Becomes Her
Adding her unique touch to artistic considerations of the moon, filmmaker V. Ulea has created Lunar Rhapsody, a collection of poems and photos to delight the heart and pique the soul. Ulea’s book is a little gem that welcomes readers to the world of lunar mysteries.

“No matter what astronomers say about it, for poets and artists the moon has always remained a living creature, mysterious and mesmerizing, that watches over their dreams and determines the flux of their inspiration, even as it determines the ebb and flow of the tides,” Ulea writes in her revealing introduction.

For people like me who are fascinated by the moon, reading Ulea’s poems is like receiving messages from a soul sister. For example, In “Lunar Hypnotism,” she evokes memories of sleepless nights spent gazing at the silver orb with such lines as “The frosty window slightly gleams, I see the landscape of your dreams -- a snowy sculpture of the heart.” She follows this with “Lunar Echo,” noting that “The moon is frozen -- And stuck with its scalp to the iron vault.”

And, in a later poem, Ulea’s optimism shines through with “The moon has looked through the window, faced All discrepancies, and rolled forward.” Naturally, when considering the moon, romance must not be neglected, so Ulea also speaks of love in Lunar Rhapsody. In fact, she even dedicates the book “To Vadim, my husband, the moonlight of my life.”

Lunar Rhapsody includes over 50 poems, each one containing powerful dramatic imagery like the examples cited above. Scattered throughout are beautiful black-and-white photographs (taken by Ulea herself) that enhance the reader’s visual pleasure. This is not surprising, considering the impressive cinematic skills she demonstrated in Four Funny Families, an unusual presentation of Anton Chekov’s most famous plays, and in About Angels etc., her short film combining ballet, poetry, myth and the Bible.

V. Ulea, a.k.a. Vera Zubarev, is also a writer and scholar. She teaches courses on decision-making at the University of Pennsylvania and has published books of poetry, prose and literary criticism in the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent book, About Angels, About God, About Poetry, won the top book award at the International Book Fair “Green Wave.” Her cycle of poems, Letters From Another Planet, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2004.

The publisher of Lunar Rhapsody, Joe M. Ruggier, calls this book “a gorgeous addition to the literature by V. Ulea” -- and I definitely agree with him.

(For additional information concerning Lunar Rhapsody, from MBooks of BC, Canada, send an email to jrmbooks@hotmail.com. To find out more about V. Ulea, go to www.ulita.net/ulea.)
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