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Episode #2880

Musica Sacra on NS Live

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Listen to the New Sounds Live recording of Musica Sacra from the World Financial Center's Winter Garden from fall of 2008.  They perform two masterworks of 20th century choral music: Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater. Both works straddle the border between the secular and the spiritual, the vocal and the instrumental.  Harnessing the distinctive cathedral-like properties of the Winter Garden (sans cleaning crew and various other distracting noises), the choir's ethereal sound comes through in this performance.

PROGRAM # 2880, New Sounds Live with Musica Sacra, (First aired on Tues., 12/23/08)

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Musica Sacra, conducted by Kent Tritle

 

 

NS Live, 11/18/2008 at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden

Tavener: The Lamb [3:30]

This performance not commercially available. The Tavener work has been recorded, try the Naxos label # 8558152-53. www.naxos.com
Or The John Tavener Collection on Decca #475 096** Try Amazon.com*
There’s also an out of print recording on the Gimell label. Again, try Amazon.com*

Pärt: Stabat Mater [21:30]

This performance not commercially available. Pärt’s Stabat Mater is available on ECM 1325 www.ecmrecords.com, Black Box BBM1071 sanctuarynewmedia.com,
ATMA Classique, through www.naxosdirect.com
OR Download from Emusic.com

Feldman: Rothko Chapel [27:30]

This performance not commercially available. Feldman’s work is available New Albion Records 039 www.newalbion.com OR download the Hannsler Classic recording from Emusic.com.
Also, New London Chamber Choir’s recording is coming soon on Mode Records. www.moderecords.com

Comments [1]

Margaret Lancaster

The wintergarden musica sacra performance of rothko chapel was not the first in nyc ----- it was part of the incredible "when morty met john festival" curated by Joan La Barbara -- who gave a glorious performance of it on April 13, 2002 with steve schick and the vox vocal ensemble conducted by George Steel Columbia's St. Paul's Chapel -- it was magical!!!

Jan. 17 2011 11:49 PM

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