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Zorn, John

On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits

Zorn, John: On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocaton Of Spirits (Tzadik)

3 pieces of magic and religious mysticism: a string trio-satanic counterpoint for the Witches' Sabbath written for the ICE Ensemble; a work for Shakespeare's "The Tempest"; and Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performing Zorn's mini piano concerto.
 

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UPC: 702397900320

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-9003
Squidco Product Code: 18317

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in July 2013 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC.


Personnel:

Claire Chase-flute

Joshua Rubin-clarinet, bass clarinet

Nathan Davis-drums, percussion

Chris Otto-violin

Dabid Fulmer-viola

Jay Campbell-cello

Melissa Snoza-flute

Crystal Hall-english horn

Jennifer Woodrum-clarinet

Karl Rzasa-bassoon

Matt Monroe-french horn

Jani Parsons-piano

Andrew Williams-violin

Clark Carruth-viola

Herine Coetzee Koschak-cello

Eric Snoza-bass

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track listing:


1. The Tempest 11:21

2. All Hallows' Eve 9:29

3. All Hallow's Eve II 4:09

4. All Hallows' Eve III 1:37

5. The Temptations Of St. Anthony 8:47
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"Three pieces of magic and religious mysticism performed by a new generation of musical masters! Written as a companion piece to "Walpurgisnacht" (2004), "All Hallows' Eve" is a tour de force in three movements for string trio-satanic counterpoint for the Witches' Sabbath. Written as a gift to the ICE ensemble, Zorn wrote "The Tempest" as a musical reading of Shakespeare's mystical and enigmatic last play. Finally, the virtuosic Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble performs Zorn's mini piano concerto in the form of a philosophical dialogue between St. Anthony and his tormentors."-Tzadik


Artist Biographies:

"Cellist Jay Campbell has been recognized around the world for approaching both old and new works with equally probing curiosity and emotional commitment. His performances have been described as "brilliant and insatiably inquisitive", "electrifying", and "prodigious" by the New York Times, and "gentle, poignant, and deeply moving" by the Washington Post. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Jay performed with the New York Philharmonic in 2013 and was a curator for the New York Philharmonic's 2016 Biennale. He has soloed in major venues around the globe including Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Avery Fisher Hall, and Lucerne's KKL and performed recitals in Carnegie's Weill Hall, the Kennedy, Mondavi, and Krannert centers. Dedicated to introducing audiences to the music of our time, Jay has worked closely with some of the most creative minds of the 20th/21st centuries including Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Matthias Pintscher, Kaija Saariaho, and countless others from his own generation. His close association with John Zorn has resulted in over a dozen works written for him including The Aristos, a Pulitzer Prize runner up ­­resulting in the release of Hen to Pan (Tzadik), listed in the New York Times Best Recordings of 2015. Forthcoming discs in '16/17 include George Perle's cello concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, a disc of Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and Pintscher (Victor Elmaleh Collection), and a disc of works commissioned for Jay by David Fulmer (Tzadik). Also beginning in 2017, Jay will be the cellist of a new piano trio with violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Conrad Tao. He has been a guest at the Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Moab, Heidelberger­Fruhling, DITTO, and Lincoln Center festivals."

-Jack Quartet Website (http://jackquartet.com/members/)
12/13/2017

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