Female Voice And Ensemble

For this New Sounds, hear some works for classical ensembles and the female voice. Listen to music from Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin and her surprise hit "Wild Swans," along with music by Ragnar Grippe. Also, there's the first large scale work not written for film by Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner, called "Requiem for My Friend." Music from the Kronos Quartet and David Lang round out the show.

PROGRAM #2711, Female Voice And Ensemble (First aired on Thurs. 9-6-07)





Elena Kats-Chernin

Wild Swans

Green Leaf [2:30]
Eliza Area [3:00]
Good Fairy [3:00]
Darkness In the Forest [3:30]
Glow Worms [1:30]
Transformation [4:00]

Australia Broadcasting Corp #ABC 4767639 http://shop.abc.net.au

Kronos Quartet

Night Prayers

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky: Lachrymosa [6:00]

Nonesuch #79346** www.nonesuch.com OR www.kronosquartet.com

Zbigniew Preisner

Requiem For My Friend

Agnus Dei [2:00]
Lacrimosa – Day of Tears [4:00]

Erato #24146 www.erato.com

Ragnar Grippe


Confutats Maledictis [5:00]
Agnus Dei [4:30]

Bis #820 www.bis.se/index.php

David Lang

The Passing Measures

The Passing Measures, excerpt [5:00]

Cantaloupe #21003 www.cantaloupemusic.com