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Episode #2041

Program #2041

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Saturday, April 17, 2004

Operatic singing isn't always about monumental sets, voluminous costumes, orchestral glitter, and other symbols of theatrical excess. Many new-music artists have written works for operatic vocals, including John Harle, saxophonist and composer of "Terror and Magnificence", which featured a collaboration with singer/songwriter Elvis Costello. Also featured on this New Sounds program are works by Bill Laswell, Voce, Vangelis, Ragnar Grippe, Nicholas Lens, and Pierre Schroeder. And for a more traditional approach, listen to mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore and soprano Hei Kyung Hong in the Flower Duet from Delibes' Lakme.

PROGRAM #2041 New music with operatic vocals (First aired on 5/28/02)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Hei Kyung Hong & Jennifer Larmore

Bellezza Vocale

Delibes: Flower Duet from "Lakme"
[2:30]

Teldec #22801**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Vangelis

Mythodea

Movement 9 [5:00]

Sony Classical #89191**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com* OR www.vangelismythodea.com *

Nicholas Lens

Flamma Flamma - The Fire Requiem

Agnus Purus [6:00]

Sony Classical #66293
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Ragnar Grippe

Requiem

Confutatis maledictis [4:30]
Agnus Dei [4:30]
Domine Jesu [3:20]

Bis #820
Dist. by Qualiton Imports
www.qualiton.com OR
available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Bill Laswell, etc

Operazone

Puccini: Nessun Dorma [5:0]

Knitting Factory #267.
www.operazone.com , www.knittingfactory.com , OR
available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Voce

Voce

Ave Maria [4:30]

www.voce.nu , info@voce.nu

Pierre Schroeder

Pagan Mass

Gloria In Profundis [5:00]

Centaur #2543
www.centaurrecords.com OR
available for purchase at Amazon.com*

John Harle

Terror & Magnificence

The Three Ravens [5:30]

Argo #452605
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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