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Jorge Grundman: A Mortuis Resurgere

Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5138   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jorge Grundman
Performer:  Susana Cordón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Jorge Grundman uses his unique compositional voice to create music which, above all, communicates with remarkable directness. The simplicity and strength of his artistic vision, intended to reach the widest audience possible, is clear in A Mortuis Resurgere, a work here receiving its premiere recording. Scored for soprano and string quartet, A Mortuis Resurgere sets passages from chapters XIX and XX of St John's Gospel telling the story of the resurrection of Christ.

Throughout its extended single movement the soprano soloist is required to use a wide range of expressive vocal techniques to communicate the meaning of the Latin text. Supporting the soprano voice is the string quartet, its slowly changing harmonies animated by
Read more a surface of rapid rhythmic figurations, all of which combine to produce shifting textures. The contemplative modal-based harmonies are typical of Grundman's style and form a part of his artistic vision to bridge the gap between pop and classical music.

Joining the Brodsky Quartet is the Spanish soprano Susana Cordón, for whom the challenging vocal part was written. Renowned for its diverse and pioneering collaborations, the Brodsky Quartet has been vital in the development of Grundman's style, having worked closely with the composer on a number of his earlier works.
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Works on This Recording

A Mortuis Resurgere by Jorge Grundman
Performer:  Susana Cordón (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet

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