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Zorn, John: Madrigals (Tzadik)

Composer John Zorn presents two books of "Madrigals" scored for six acappella female voices, rich and seductive compositions intertwining voices in beautiful, electrifying and riveting ways through 10 works inspired by the 19th century British poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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product information:

UPC: 702397833925

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8339
Squidco Product Code: 21541

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded at EastSide Sound, in New York City on October 13th, 2014 and October 10th, 2015 by Marc Urselli.


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track listing:

1. Adonais 3:17

2. The Witch Of Atlas 3:52

3. Epipsychidion 3:49

4. The Devil's Walk 2:36

5. Endymion 5:43

6. Ocean Nymphs 5:18

7. Old Silenus 3:21

8. Twilight Phantasms 4:00

9. Queen Mab 3:28

10. Universal Pan 3:41
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"Zorn's compositions for acappella voice are some of his most sensual and sublime creations. This CD presents his two books of "Madrigals" scored for six female voices. Beautifully performed by his long time ensemble the "Sapphites" the music is even more varied and challenging than his previous masterpieces "The Holy Visions" and "Shir Hashirim," touching upon minimalism, tonal and atonal counterpoint, textural experiments and more. Inspired by the visionary poetry of 19th century British Romantic Percy Bysshe Shelley, a charming lyricism and subtle spirituality rides through the music from first note to last."-Tzadik

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