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Golijov: Oceana, Etc / Spano, Atlanta SO & Chorus


Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000906902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Elisabeth RemyJohn DearmanLuciana SouzaScott Tennant,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Guitar QuartetGwinnettt Young Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Osvaldo Golijov is fast becoming the poster-boy for contemporary composers in the US. And that’s as it should be. For his music, at once thoughtful and instinctive, esoteric and accessible, is unfailingly haunting and stimulating. And if, as a New York critic recently suggested to me, his fans are now waiting for him to step up to the John Adams league with a Very Important Work, we have plenty to be going on with. This latest collection, of his early work Oceana, Tenebrae for string quartet and a collection of songs, is unforgettable. The title-work, composed as a homage to Bach cantatas, is meticulous in its structure – yet the cumulative effect is of the most gorgeous,
Read more sometimes pain-filled vocal waves washing over you. Tenebrae offers contrasting views of the world; from the literally global perspective of space, and from immediate proximity to violence. The fascinating thing is how at times the perspectives merge. And this would not be a Golijov album without the presence of his muse, Dawn Upshaw. It is she who has the last word in the soulful, plangent songs. If this is not yet Golijov’s Very Important Work, it’s still an album to swoon over.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1. Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Elisabeth Remy (Harp), John Dearman (Guitar), Luciana Souza (Voice),
Scott Tennant (Guitar), Jamey Haddad (Percussion), Jay Anderson (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet,  Gwinnettt Young Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Composition written: 1996.
Composition revised: 2004. 
2. Tenebrae by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello), David Harrington (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola),
John Sherba (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/2006 
Venue:  College of the Holly Cross, Worcester 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Composition written: 2002.
Composition revised: 2003. 
3. Night of the Flying Horses by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Luciana Souza (Voice)
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002 
Date of Recording: 11/2005 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
4. Lua descolorida by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Luciana Souza (Voice)
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/2005 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
5. How slow the wind by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Luciana Souza (Voice)
Conductor:  Robert Spano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 11/2005 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: BY 2001.
Composition revised: 2002. 

Sound Samples

Oceana: 1. Call
Oceana: 2. First Wave and Rain Train Interlude
Oceana: 3. Second Wave
Oceana: 4. Second Call
Oceana: 5. Third Wave
Oceana: 6. Aria
Oceana: 7. Coral del Arrecife (Chorale of the Reef)
Tenebrae: 1.
Tenebrae: 2.
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra: Night of the Flying Horses
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra: Lúa Descolorida
Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra: How Slow the Wind

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