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Zorn, John: Angelus Novus (Tzadik)


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UPC: 702397702825

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7028
Squidco Product Code: 1049

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1993
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray


The Callithumpian Consort Of New England Conservatory, Stephen Drury-Artistic Director

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track listing:

1. For Your Eyes Only (1988)
2. Christabel (1972)
3. Carny (1989)
4. Angelus Novus
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"John Zorn has shown us many sides of his eclectic musical vision (some may think too many), but here is a side of Zorn's work that has pretty much remained hidden - his compositions for classical chamber ensembles. This CD marks the first in a series documenting these pieces, commissioned by some of the world's leading ensembles and appearing on CD for the first time.

The works here span over twenty years, and include Christabel, a student piece written in 1972 inspired by the romantic mystic poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the wind octet Angelus Novus composed for the world-renown Netherland's Wind Ensemble and dedicated to the Jewish cultural theorist Walter Benjamin, the dynamic chamber symphony For Your Eyes Only and Carny, a virtuosic solo piece that receives an impassioned and breathtaking performance by pianist Stephen Drury.

The Callithumpian Consort of the New England Conservatory (conducted by Stephen Drury) perform this challenging music with startling clarity and intensity on this CD that will surprise and delight Zorn fans and detractors alike."-Tzadik

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