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Weisman: Darkling / DeMaris, Chinn, Hoglund, Garrison, Uhlemann, Chiu

Weisman / Hoglund / Chinn / Garrison / Uhlemann
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1315/16  
Composer:  Stefan Weisman
Performer:  Raman RamakrishnanKenji BunchTom ChiuMark Uhlemann,   ... 
Conductor:  Brian DeMaris
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The creation of Darkling, an opera with music by Stefan Weisman and libretto by Anna Rabinowitz, is a story of transformations. It is a story that maps the trajectory of bits of memorabilia found in a shoebox to publication of a book-length poem to production of a multi-media experimental opera performed in fully staged and concert versions to its current incarnation as a CD. The faceless, mainly nameless voices of Darkling emerge from a world that is lost to us: that of Eastern European Jewry destroyed in the Holocaust. Darkling spans the period between the two World Wars, interweaving the phenomenal and emotional lives of its characters with the catastrophic events of history. Darkling shows what is possible for music and poetry now and Read more in the years to come. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Darkling by Stefan Weisman
Performer:  Raman Ramakrishnan (Cello), Kenji Bunch (Viola), Tom Chiu (Violin),
Mark Uhlemann (Baritone), Jon Garrison (Tenor), Hai-Ting Chinn (Mezzo Soprano),
Maeve Höglund (Soprano), Philip Payton (Violin)
Conductor:  Brian DeMaris

Sound Samples

Darkling: Prologue
Darkling: Inside: A Story
Darkling: Why Does It End Like This?
Darkling: Heel and Toe
Darkling: Three Weeks Earlier
Darkling: Wedding Dance
Darkling: Swarms and Bees (Passage to America)
Darkling: They Will Not Ask
Darkling: Hamburg, 1928 (My Ship Sets Sail)
Darkling: Half-Tones in Half-Dark (Believe Me)
Darkling: Everywhere Feathers Leap
Darkling: Wheeling, Writhing
Darkling: It Is September
Darkling: There's Been a Slippage
Darkling: Among Remains
Darkling: As If a Pen's Breathprint
Darkling: Is It Re-entry They Are After
Darkling: This Paper Life
Darkling: You Haven't Baan to America
Darkling: Owned by a Heat
Darkling: A Single Hope
Darkling: My Child, There Are No Buses
Darkling: Salvage of Coats
Darkling: So Little Cause
Darkling: Dayenu

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