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Body: Poems Of Love & War / Greco, Putra, Young, New Zealand Symphony

Body,J / Putra / New Zealand Sym Orch / Young
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573198  
Composer:  Jack Body
Performer:  David GrecoSomara OukBudi Surasa PutraMartin Riseley,   ... 
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jack Body is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. His fascination with Asian traditional music has had a profound impact on music which often tells ‘dark stories of repression and unjust political imprisonment’ (New Zealand Listener). Body’s opera Alley tells the extraordinary life of Rewi Alley, whose powerful experiences in China are reflected in these specially orchestrated arias. Palaran: Poems of Love and War draws on the subtleties of Javanese gamelan and traditional vocal styles, while Poems of Solitary Delight gives a musical context to Japanese poet Tachibana Akemi’s light-hearted meditations on solitary pleasures. In contrast My Name is Mok Bhon references Cambodian traditional music to express the trauma and anguish of the Read more Khmer Rouge years. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alley: Two eyes by Jack Body
Performer:  David Greco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
2.
Alley: Men at work by Jack Body
Performer:  David Greco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
3.
Alley: Night by Jack Body
Performer:  David Greco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
4.
My Name is Mok Bhon by Jack Body
Performer:  Somara Ouk (Voice)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
5.
Palaran "Songs of Love and War" by Jack Body
Performer:  Budi Surasa Putra (Voice)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
6.
Meditations on Michelangelo by Jack Body
Performer:  Martin Riseley (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
7.
Poems of Solitary Delights by Jack Body
Performer:  Robert Easting (Narrator), Amitai Pati (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kenneth Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Sound Samples

Alley: Two eyes
Alley: Men at work
Alley: Night
My Name is Mok Bhon
Palaran: Songs of Love and War
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 32: S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 57: Passa per gli occhi al core in un momento
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 21: D'altrui pietoso e sol di se spietato
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 54: Veggio nel bel viso, signor mio
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 27: Non posso altra figura immaginarmi
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 26: Se da' prim' anni aperto un lento e poco
Meditations on Michelangelo: Sonnet No. 78: Caro m'e il sonno, e piu l'esser di sasso
Poems of Solitary Delights

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