#3536: A Modern Liederabend

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It’s a modern liederabend, literally “song night,” for this New Sounds show.  Listen to vocal and choral music from living composers like Missy Mazzoli – and some of her multimedia chamber opera about Isabelle Eberhardt, as well as MIT professor Tod Machover – and an aria from his opera VALIS, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel.  Also, there’s music by Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky's 1912 manuscript of woodcuts and prose, “Sounds.”  Also, listen to music from Bryce Dessner, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet from his recent release, “Aheym.”  And more.

PROGRAM #3536– A Modern Liederabend (First aired on 11/20/2013)             

ARTIST: VisionIntoArt Ensemble
WORK: Paola Prestini: Ordinary Hills [7:44]
RECORDING: Sounds
SOURCE: paolaprestini.com 
INFO: cdbaby.com

ARTIST: Eric Whitacre, London Symphony Orchestra / Eric Whitacre Singers
WORK: Eric Whitacre: Sleep, my Child [6:20]
RECORDING: Water Night
SOURCE: Decca #2796323
INFO: ericwhitacre.com

ARTIST: Roomful of Teeth
WORK: Judd Greenstein: Run Away [4:17]
RECORDING: Roomful of Teeth
SOURCE: New Amsterdam NWAM 041
INFO: roomfulofteeth.org

ARTIST: Alexandra Vrebalov
WORK: MILEVA (act II, the Lullaby duet) [3:35]
RECORDING: Private Recording
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. 
INFO: Information about the opera: aleksandravrebalov.com

ARTIST: Tod Machover
WORK: Sophia’s Aria [5:58]
RECORDING: VALIS
SOURCE: Bridge Records 9007
INFO: bridgerecords.com

ARTIST: Bryce Dessner / feat. Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Kronos Quartet
WORK: Tour Eiffel [11:23]
RECORDING: Aheym
SOURCE: Anti 306
INFO: anti.com

ARTIST: Missy Mazzoli / NOW Ensemble, Steven Osgood, conductor
WORK: Missy Mazzoli: Here Where Footprints Erase The Graves [7:52]
RECORDING: Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records #042
INFO: newamsterdamrecords.com OR missymazzoli.bandcamp.com