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Glass: Les Enfants Terribles

Release Date: 03/08/2005 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 19   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip GlassNelson PadgettValerie KomarHal Cazalet,   ... 
Conductor:  Karen Kemensek
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 Read more 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
Performer:  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)
Conductor:  Karen Kemensek
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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