Fairouz: No Orpheus / Lindsey, Duffy, Burchett

Release Date: 2/12/2016
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559783
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$11.99
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.
Works on This Recording
1. Refugee Blues by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: David Moody (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
2. Jeder Mensch by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: David Moody (Piano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
3. No Orpheus by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Adrian Daurov (Cello), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano)
4. Three Fragments from Ibn Khafajah by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Kiera Duffy (Soprano), Emily Ondracek Peterson (Violin), Ashley Bathgate (Cello), Margaret Lancaster (Flute), Rupert Boyd (Guitar)
5. The Stolen Child by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell [Piano] Miller (Piano)
6. After the Revels by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell [Piano] Miller (Piano)
7. We Are Seven by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell [Piano] Miller (Piano)
8. Annabel Lee by Mohammed Fairouz
Performer: Christopher Burchett (Baritone), Russell [Piano] Miller (Piano)
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