01 May 2012

Philip Glass - Itaipu and Three Songs for Choir a Cappella

Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC tracks, No CUE, No Log

1 CD, Cover, HQ | 252 MB
CD Date: February 2, 2010 | Orange Mountain Music

“Orange Mountain Music presents this album of choral music by Philip Glass. The first work on the record is a re-issue of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's performance of Glass' large-scale orchestra and choral oratorio Itaipu. The piece was inspired by the giant hydro-electric dam in Brazil. It was part of a series of pieces Glass has done involving depictions of nature, man's relationship to nature, and also more generally fell into a recurrent theme in Glass' catalog involving the country of Brazil. Itaipu is conducted by Los Angeles Master Chorale Music Director Grant Gershon. The second work on the album is Philip Glass' only work for chorus a cappella. Three Songs are set to poems by three prominent writers, Leonard Cohen, Octavio Paz, and Raymond Levesque. Three Songs is performed by the Crouch End Festival Chorus conducted by David Temple and is a re-issue of the Silva Screen recording of the work from 2000.”

Conductor: Grant Gershon
Composer: Philip Glass
Performer: Los Angeles Master Chorale


Los Angeles Master Chorale - Conducted by Grant Gershon
1.Itaipu - Mato Grasso 11:54
2. Itaipu - The Lake 8:23
3. Itaipu - The Dam 11:17
4. Itaipu - To the Sea 4:52

Crouch End Festival Chorus - Conducted by David Temple
5 Three Songs - There are Some Men (Leonard Cohen) 2:52
6. Three Songs - Quand les Hommes (Raymond Levesque) 2:59
7. Three Songs - Pierre de Soleil (Octavio Paz) 4:0

I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...

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