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Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera

Glass / Ooppera Skaala
Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 62   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Essi LuttinenRiku PeloPetri BäckströmMax Savikangas,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Helsinki Skaala Opera (Opera Company)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' A Madrigal Opera performed by Finland's Ooppera Skaala. Glass' second opera after the hallmark Einstein on the Beach in 1975, A Madrigal Opera contains no narrative or subject matter. It is a work composed for future writers and directors to create in and around Glass score. The work is composed as for a traditional madrigal, with six voices with violin and viola accompaniment. The clean and dynamic Glass score from 1979 represented a huge musical step for the composer as he moved toward a more expressive idiom which later produced works like Satyagraha and Koyaanisqatsi. Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' A Madrigal Opera performed by Finland's Ooppera Skaala. Glass' second opera after the hallmark Einstein on the Beach in 1975, A Madrigal Opera contains no narrative or subject matter. It is a work composed for future writers and directors to create in and around Glass score. The work is composed as for a traditional madrigal, with six voices with violin and viola accompaniment. The clean and dynamic Glass score from 1979 represented a huge musical step for the composer as he moved toward a more expressive idiom which later produced works like Satyagraha and Koyaanisqatsi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. A Madrigal Opera by Philip Glass
Performer:  Essi Luttinen (), Riku Pelo (), Petri Bäckström (),
Max Savikangas (Viola), Vikke Häkkinen (), Satu Jaatinen (),
Laura Heinonen (), Linda Hedlund (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Helsinki Skaala Opera (Opera Company)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
Venue:  Sipoo Church, Nikkilä, Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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