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Wold: A Little Girl Dreams Of Taking The Veil

Release Date: 12/24/2002 
Label:  Minmax Music   Catalog #: 12   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Erling Wold
Performer:  Marja MutruLaurie AmatRachael WylieDeborah Gwinn,   ... 
Conductor:  Deirdre McClure
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Erling Wold's "unique, breathtaking, and thoroughly unflawed" (Progression Magazine) chamber opera, A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, has been highly acclaimed. The San Francisco Chronicle writes that "what keeps it all together, finally, is Wold's beautiful, moody score, a fluent succession of vivid dramatic strokes and gentle minimalist thrumming." Progression Magazine finds that the performers shine, the music provokes, the mind engages, and it gets a perfect rating." And the San Francisco Bay Guardian comments that "Wold's lovely score" provides "a beguiling evening." Based on a Max Ernst 1930s surrealist novel which explores the world of religious ecstasy and erotic desire, Little Girl interweaves the event's of a girl's dream Read more the night before she is about to enter a convent with a surrealist narrative about the circumstances surrounding the dream. Wold is an eclectic composer who has been hailed as "the Eric Satie of Berkeley surrealist/minimalist electro-artrock" by the Village Voice. Read less

Works on This Recording

A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil by Erling Wold
Performer:  Marja Mutru (Synthesizer), Laurie Amat (Voice), Rachael Wylie (Voice),
Deborah Gwinn (Voice), Ken Berry (Voice), Jim Cave (Spoken Vocals),
Jim Cave (Voice), Tod Brody (Flute), Melissa Vainio (French Horn),
Fred Morgan (Percussion), Marja Mutru (Piano), Hugh Livingston (Cello),
Peter Josheff (Bass Clarinet), Peter Josheff (Clarinet), Tod Brody (Piccolo)
Conductor:  Deirdre McClure
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993-1994 
Language: English 

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