Lillian: A Folk Opera

Lillian: A Folk Opera by Ben Lear   (June 14, 2001)

It’s hard to maintain your own voice when your in a genre that demands outdoing some of the greatest composers of our time (Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Owen Pallet).  I’m not quite sure Lear has outdone these greats, but he’s certainly held his own creating a beautiful composition, crafting string sections along with his band and structuring his moments cleverly.

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