Voices of Light

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Critics use phrases like "hauntingly beautiful," "incredible," and "spectacular" to describe composer Richard Einhorn's music. Tonight we sample his lushly scored oratorio "Voices of Light," written as a modern-day score for the 1928 classic silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc."

The Jailers

According to the composer, "Voices of Light" is "a meditation on the life and personality of Joan of Arc," taking it's cue directly from the 1928 film by Carl Dreyer. We hear a selection that depicts Joan's difficulties with the Court of the Inquisition, in "The Jailers."


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