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Bryars: The War In Heaven / Leenaars, Lubman, Sahler

Bryars / Ludman / Netherlands Chamber
Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Gb Records   Catalog #: 19  
Composer:  Gavin Bryars
Performer:  Hans Otto WeissAnja-Nina BahrmannElmar AndreeMaarten Engeltjes
Conductor:  Brad LubmanGils LeenaarsGernot Sahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio ChoirNetherlands Chamber PhilharmonicStaats Philharmonie Mainz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album features a large-scale work by Gavin Bryars for voices and orchestra, as well as the very first release of music from one of his operas. The War in Heaven is a large-scale cantata for two solo voices (soprano and male alto), half chorus, full chorus, and orchestra. It was commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, who gave the first and — until now — only performance at the Royal Festival Hall in 1993. Epilogue from G comes from the end of Gavin’s third opera, which uses two different singers for the principal role, and the Epilogue is conceived as a kind of solo cantata. This is a studio recording, performed on the stage of the Staats Theater Mainz in October 2002, and made shortly after the successful run of 11 performances Read more earlier that year. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The War in Heaven by Gavin Bryars
Performer:  Hans Otto Weiss (Bass Baritone), Anja-Nina Bahrmann (Soprano), Elmar Andree (Bass Baritone),
Maarten Engeltjes (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Brad Lubman,  Gils Leenaars,  Gernot Sahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Choir,  Netherlands Chamber Philharmonic,  Staats Philharmonie Mainz
2.
Epilogue from G by Gavin Bryars
Performer:  Hans Otto Weiss (Bass Baritone), Anja-Nina Bahrmann (Soprano), Elmar Andree (Bass Baritone),
Maarten Engeltjes (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Brad Lubman,  Gils Leenaars,  Gernot Sahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Choir,  Netherlands Chamber Philharmonic,  Staats Philharmonie Mainz

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