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Rands: Vincent / Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8669037  
Composer:  Bernard Rands
Performer:  Will PerkinsChristopher BurchettKelly KruseSteven Linville,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Philharmonic OrchestraIndiana University Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as 'plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity', qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970's by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands' 'crowning achievement', Vincent represents much of the great painter's life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intese inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death. Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as 'plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity', qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970's by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands' 'crowning achievement', Vincent represents much of the great painter's life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intese inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Vincent by Bernard Rands
Performer:  Will Perkins (Tenor), Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Kelly Kruse (Soprano),
Steven Linville (Tenor), Adam Walton (Bass Baritone), Laura Conyers (Mezzo Soprano),
Jason Eck (Bass Baritone), Andrew Morstein (Tenor), Christopher Grundy (Baritone),
Jami Leonard (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arthur Fagen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra,  Indiana University Opera Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; United States 

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