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Thomas Sleeper: Einstein's Inconsistency


Release Date: 03/03/2015 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1551  
Composer:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Performer:  John DuykersTony BouttéCaitlin MckechneyKimberly Soby,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bruno Philharmonia

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thomas Sleeper's Einstein's Inconsistency is a series of eight operas, the longest being about 20 minutes with the shortest just under a minute. On the surface, the operas seem unrelated, but each acts as a sort of mosaic tile to create a treatise on the very nature of existence. What all the characters have in common (a king, a bureaucrat, a critic, a grieving man, a heretic, a priest, a paranoid woman, and finally God) is that they are all at the brink of discovering what it means to exist. When taken as a whole, Einstein's Inconsistency takes the listener into a sort of sonic funhouse. One cannot experience this work and remain unaltered by it. It is clearly a deeply personal piece for the composer and contains some of his most inventive Read more and powerful music to date. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Einstein's Inconsistency by Thomas M. Sleeper
Performer:  John Duykers (Tenor), Tony Boutté (Tenor), Caitlin Mckechney (Mezzo Soprano),
Kimberly Soby (Soprano), Jeffrey Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas M. Sleeper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bruno Philharmonia

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