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Harbison: Requiem / Guerrero, Nashville Symphony

Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559841  
Composer:  John Harbison
Performer:  Jessica RiveraMichaela MartensNicholas PhanKelly Markgraf
Conductor:  Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nashville Symphony OrchestraNashville Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur fellow John Harbison has composed a Requiem for our times- a moving choral work that incorporates the composer’s distinctive sensibilities while drawing deeply on the tradition of Latin sacred music. Completed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Harbison’s Requiem is full of dramatic passages from singers and musicians alike, with abundant opportunities for vocal soloists, brass and percussion to shine. “I wanted my piece to have a sense of the inexorability of the passage of time,” the composer says, “for good and ill, of the commonality of love and loss.” Giancarlo Guerrero is the six-time Grammy-winning music director of the Nashville Symphony, music director of the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, and Read more principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. A passionate proponent of new music, he has championed a number of America’s most respected composers through recordings, commissions, and eight world premieres with the Nashville Symphony, including the Grammy-winning recording of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway. Read less

Works on This Recording

Requiem by John Harbison
Performer:  Jessica Rivera (Soprano), Michaela Martens (Mezzo Soprano), Nicholas Phan (Tenor),
Kelly Markgraf (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Guerrero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nashville Symphony Orchestra,  Nashville Symphony Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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