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Blackford: Voices of Exile / Wyn-Rogers, Kunde, Finley, Hill, Philharmonia Orchestra

Blackford
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 6264  
Composer:  Richard Blackford
Performer:  Gerald FinleyCatherine Wyn-RogersGregory Kunde
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach ChoirNew London Children's ChoirPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1992, Richard Blackford recorded a 15-year-old girl refugee in the Kalighat slum of Calcutta. When her family left her village, they could take none of their few possessions. All she could bring with her were her songs, and they were her link with her village, her past, and her culture; they represented a part of her dignity. Voices of Exile makes no overt political point; rather, it tries to give voice to a wide-ranging group who have suffered exile, and who can give insight into the shared experience of the refugee. In 1992, Richard Blackford recorded a 15-year-old girl refugee in the Kalighat slum of Calcutta. When her family left her village, they could take none of their few possessions. All she could bring with her were her songs, and they were her link with her village, her past, and her culture; they represented a part of her dignity. Voices of Exile makes no overt political point; rather, it tries to give voice to a wide-ranging group who have suffered exile, and who can give insight into the shared experience of the refugee. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Voices of Exile by Richard Blackford
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Baritone), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Gregory Kunde (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  New London Children's Choir,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Prelude
Part 1, Memories of Home: Bengal
Part 1, Memories of Home: Tibet
Part 1, Memories of Home: Zaire
Part II, Journeys: Somalia
Part II, Journeys: Tibet
Part II, Journeys: Austria - Passacaglia
Part II, Journeys: Somalia - Fugue
Part III, Prison: Chile
Part III, Prison: Nigeria
Part III, Prison: Turkey
Part IV, Exile: Bosnia
Part IV, Exile: Macedonia
Part IV, Exile: Algeria
Part V, Freedom: Greece
Part V, Freedom: Kurdistan
Part V, Freedom: Angola
Part V, Freedom: Epilogue

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