Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) dedicated his Cien Sonetos de Amor to his wife, Matilde, and they remain among the world’s most revered collections of love poems. The solo voice and piano version of Ya eres mía was premiered by Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone, and Paula Fan, piano, who recorded the mixed duet version plus my complete catalogue of songs on the CD Prayer - The Songs of Morten Lauridsen.

I extend my deep appreciation to each of these outstanding musicians for their superb artistry and to Dana Gioia for his marvelous translation of Neruda’s sonnet.