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Fairouz: No Orpheus / Lindsey, Duffy, Burchett


Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559783   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Kate LindseyDavid MoodyAdrian DaurovEmily Ondracek Peterson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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A musical selection from this release is featured in the above clip.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mohammed Fairouz has rapidly become one of the most highly regarded composers of his generation, receiving wide acclaim for works such as Native Informant and his Symphony No. 4 "In the Shadow of No Towers". Setting texts from ancient times to World War II, the songs on this new album represent a decade of writing for the human voice. Refugee Blues addresses powerful social issues while sensual celebrations of being human and alive are explored in After the Revels. The theme of loss is also compellingly expressed in the intense, distilled narrative of No Orpheus, a portrait of departed family members, and Edgar Allan Poe's last completed poem, the hauntingly mournful Annabel Lee. Mohammed Fairouz has rapidly become one of the most highly regarded composers of his generation, receiving wide acclaim for works such as Native Informant and his Symphony No. 4 "In the Shadow of No Towers". Setting texts from ancient times to World War II, the songs on this new album represent a decade of writing for the human voice. Refugee Blues addresses powerful social issues while sensual celebrations of being human and alive are explored in After the Revels. The theme of loss is also compellingly expressed in the intense, distilled narrative of No Orpheus, a portrait of departed family members, and Edgar Allan Poe's last completed poem, the hauntingly mournful Annabel Lee. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Refugee Blues by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), David Moody (Piano)
2.
Jeder Mensch by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), David Moody (Piano)
3.
No Orpheus by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano), Adrian Daurov (Cello)
4.
Three Fragments from Ibn Khafajah by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Emily Ondracek Peterson (Violin), Kiera Duffy (Soprano), Margaret Lancaster (Flute),
Ashley Bathgate (Cello), Rupert Boyd (Guitar)
5.
The Stolen Child by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell Miller (Piano)
6.
After the Revels by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell Miller (Piano)
7.
We Are Seven by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell Miller (Piano)
8.
Annabel Lee by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer:  Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell Miller (Piano)

Featured Sound Samples

Refugee Blues
No Orpheus: No. 1, He Tells His Mother What He's Working On

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