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Nelson: Songs Of The Fisherman; Grossman: La Ricerca Della Spiritualita Trascendente

Nelson / Le,Wei-wei
Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1456  
Composer:  Timothy NelsonJorge Villavicencio Grossman
Performer:  Mira FrischKari GilesBrian ArreolaWei-Wei Le,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Originally written as a song cycle, Timothy Nelson re-composed Songs of the Fisherman for the forces seen on this video. Tenor Brian Arreola and choreographer Gretchen Alterowitz hoped to find a way to synthesize the lyrical power of operatic singing with the kinesthetic narrative potential of dance. The singer-dancer relationship is fluid throughout the work, with the dancer taking on shifting roles of lover, rival and society. A three-movement piece for solo violin, Jorge Grossmann’s La Ricerca della Spiritualità Transcendente deals with the subject of spirituality and even symbolizes an open-ended journey in search for inner growth. The work is performed by Wei-Wei Le, who has performed around the world and won numerous Read more international violin competitions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs of the Fisherman by Timothy Nelson
Performer:  Mira Frisch (Cello), Kari Giles (Violin), Brian Arreola (Tenor),
Wei-Wei Le (Violin), Kirsten Swanson (Viola), Scott Christian (Percussion),
Yin Zheng (Piano), Alison Mixon (Dancer)
Period: 21st Century 
Notes: Choreography by Gretchen Alterowitz. 
2. La Ricerca della Spiritualità Trascendente by Jorge Villavicencio Grossman
Performer:  Wei-Wei Le (Violin)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2004; Peru 

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