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Bolcom: Canciones de Lorca; Prometheus / St. Clair, Pacific Symphony

Bolcom / Barbera / Pacific Symphony / St. Clair
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559788   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Bolcom
Performer:  René BarberaJeffrey Biegel
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony OrchestraPacific Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and multiple GRAMMY® awards, William Bolcom is one of America’s leading composers with a prolific and widely performed catalogue. Written for tenor Plácido Domingo, Canciones de Lorca explores the full variety of that Spanish poet’s surrealistic humour, passion and mystery, as well as invoking the Andalusian flamenco and popular song-lyric atmosphere the composer feels is latent in each poem. Bolcom interprets the legend of Prometheus as a metaphor for our turbulent times, starkly examining how we are chained to a rock of technological dependency but dedicating his work to hope and a peace derived from greater universal understanding. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and multiple GRAMMY® awards, William Bolcom is one of America’s leading composers with a prolific and widely performed catalogue. Written for tenor Plácido Domingo, Canciones de Lorca explores the full variety of that Spanish poet’s surrealistic humour, passion and mystery, as well as invoking the Andalusian flamenco and popular song-lyric atmosphere the composer feels is latent in each poem. Bolcom interprets the legend of Prometheus as a metaphor for our turbulent times, starkly examining how we are chained to a rock of technological dependency but dedicating his work to hope and a peace derived from greater universal understanding. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canciones de Lorca by William Bolcom
Performer:  René Barbera (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Written: 2006 
2.
Prometheus by William Bolcom
Performer:  Jeffrey Biegel (Piano)
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra,  Pacific Chorale
Written: 2009 

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