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Barbara White: Weakness; Cowan: Macha / Pratt, Davis, White, Levine


Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1441   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Barbara WhiteTom Cowan
Performer:  Barbara WhiteSarah DavisRiley LeeTaylor Levine
Conductor:  Michael Pratt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Weakness, an opera by Barbara White, is based on an old Celtic story known as “The Curse of Macha.” White was inspired to use this story for an opera after spending time in a Chicago monastery, where she participated in a seminar taught by Tom Cowan on Druid Wisdom Tales. Cowan, an internationally respected teacher of shamanism and Celtic spirituality was in turn, inspired by White’s opera, where the story of Macha came alive for him, to write his own tale, which is presented on this disc. Barbara White has become increasingly active in theatrical performance and as a videomaker and she remains an idiosyncratic and searching clarinetist. She is a professor of music at Princeton University and has received awards and honors from the American Read more Academy of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitzky Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, among others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Weakness by Barbara White
Performer:  Barbara White (Clarinet), Sarah Davis (Soprano), Riley Lee (Shakuhachi),
Taylor Levine (Electric Guitar)
Conductor:  Michael Pratt
2.
Macha by Tom Cowan
Performer:  Barbara White (Clarinet), Sarah Davis (Soprano), Riley Lee (Shakuhachi),
Taylor Levine (Electric Guitar)
Conductor:  Michael Pratt

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