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Gordon: Rappahannock County / Fisher, Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra

Gordon / Walters / Virginia Arts Festival Orch
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8669028  
Composer:  Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Kevin MorenoMatthew TuellFaith ShermanMark Walters,   ... 
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Inspired by diaries, letters, and personal accounts from the 1860s, Rappahannock County is a music-theatre work which movingly and dramatically commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The location of the Rappahannock River as a border between north and south is a metaphor for the region’s many conflicts. Performed by a cast of five singers who play over 30 rôles, the piece brings this dramatic historical period to life in songs which express the devastating impact of the Civil War on all of the people who endured it. Ricky Ian Gordon’s music has been described as ‘caviar for a world gorging on pizza’ (The New York Times), and Rappahannock County has been commended for its ‘effusiveness and accessibility’ by The Read more Washington Post. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rappahannock County by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Kevin Moreno (Baritone), Matthew Tuell (Tenor), Faith Sherman (Mezzo Soprano),
Mark Walters (Baritone), Aundi Marie Moore (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra
Written: 2009/10 
Date of Recording: 4/2011 
2.
Late Afternoon by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Margaret Lattimore (Mezzo Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Written: 2001 
Date of Recording: 1/25/2011 

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