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In January 1997 Michael Riesman and Kurt Munkacsi produced the stunning recording of 'Les Enfants Terribles'. The piece was written for three pianos and four singers. Philip Glass, Nelson Padgett and Eleanor Sandresky played the pianos. The singers include Christine Arand, soprano, Philip Cutlip, bass-baritone, Hal Cazalet, tenor and Valerie Komar, mezzo soprano. The recording sessions were conducted by Karen Kemensek. 'Les Enfants Terribles' is a Dance-opera spectacle adapted from the work of Jean Cocteau by Philip Glass and Susan Marshall. Dancers and singers shared the stage in 'Les Enfants Terribles', the final installment of Philip Glass' trilogy was based on the work of Jean Cocteau. Articulating Cocteau's belief in the transcendent
power of imagination and creativity, 'Les Enfants' is the story of Paul and Lise, two characters so caught up in a world of their own imaginings that they can no longer see a reality beyond their own 'game'. The singers, along with eight dancers, alternately and, at times, together portray the action. Read less
Works on This Recording
Les Enfants Terribles by Philip Glass
Philip Glass (Piano),
Nelson Padgett (Piano),
Valerie Komar (Mezzo Soprano),
Hal Cazalet (Tenor),
Christine Arand (Soprano),
Eleanor Sandresky (Piano),
Hal Cazalet (Spoken Vocals),
Philip Cutlip (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Length: 88 Minutes 17 Secs.
Notes: Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York (12/1996 - 01/1997); Sorcerer Sound, New York City (12/1996 - 01/1997)
This selection is sung in English and French.
Composition written: Switzerland (1996).
Composition revised: New York (1996).
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