Episode #2145

Unusual Opera And More

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Sunday, January 09, 2005

On this edition of New Sounds hear excerpts from Robert Ashley's experimental opera, Celestial Excursions, which had its U.S. premiere in 2003. The work uses the words of "old" people in tightly choreographed blends of speech and song. Also, we hear Evan Ziporyn's Ngaben, for gamelan and orchestra, written in memory of those killed in the Sari Nightclub bombing in Bali. To round out the program, some highlights from Michael Nyman's opera "Facing Goya."

PROGRAM #2145 (Friday 4/11/03)





Michael Nyman

Facing Goya

How Do I Know You Know [4:00]
Forgive Me [4:30]

Warner Classics #45342.**
Available for purchase at*

Robert Ashley

Celestial Excursions

Love Letter I
Bruno I
Love Letter II [8:00]

Not yet commercially recorded. Ashley's experimental operas are available on Lovely Music.

Michael Nyman

Sangam - Michael Nyman Meets Indian Masters

First Rain [9:00]

Warner Classics #49551.
Or available for purchase at*

Evan Ziporyn

Private CD

Ngaben (For Sari Club) [14:00]

Not yet commercially recorded. Ziporyn's other works are available on Cantaloupe Music,

The Music of Islam

Volume Four: Music of the arabian Peninsula - Doha, Qatar

Ish Lonak Ini [6:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13143.

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

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