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WUORINEN: Dante Trilogy (chamber version)


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WUORINEN: Dante Trilogy (chamber version)

In his long composing life, Charles Wuorinen has drawn on an extremely wide range of intellectual and musical inspirations, including many from science and literature. The Dante Trilogy is among his most ambitious compositions, its source one of the great works of the Western intellectual canon. The three ballets each correspond to one of the books of Dante’s Divina Commedia: The Mission of Virgil to Inferno, The Great Procession to Purgatorio, and The River of Light to Paradiso; although rather than attempting to mirror the whole of Dante’s narrative, Wuorinen’s music relates to the detail and atmosphere of the books.

Wuorinen, Charles

  The Mission of Virgil (chamber version)
1.   Prelude 00:01:16
2.   I. Flight from the Three Beasts 00:02:20
3.   II. The Mission of Virgil 00:05:05
4.   III. Limbo: They enter Limbo (a) Poets (b) Warriors (c) Philosophers - Leaving Limbo - 00:03:56
5.   IV. Paolo and Francesca: (a) Arrival (b) The Story (c) Departure 00:05:02
6.   V. Monsters of the Prime: (a) Geryon (b) Nimrod (c) Antaeus 00:03:57
7.   VI. Satan 00:01:57
8.   VII. Journey through the Center 00:03:34
  The Great Procession (chamber version)
9.   I. The Seven Lights 00:03:21
10.   Refrain 00:00:28
11.   II. The Elders 00:02:07
12.   III. The Chariot 00:04:13
13.   Refrain 00:00:28
14.   IV. The Griffin 00:05:50
15.   Refrain 00:00:27
16.   V. The Seven Virtues 00:02:51
17.   VI. The Departure 00:02:22
18.   Refrain 00:00:28
19.   VII. The Unveiling 00:03:26
  The River of Light (chamber version)
20.   The River of Light (chamber version) 00:19:03

Total Playing Time: 01:12:11

Wuorinen, Charles

Knussen, Oliver

Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; Bush, Phillip; Carroll, Paul; Cobb, Timothy; Finn, Michael; Jolles, Susan; Kay, Alan R.; Kolor, Tom; Macomber, Curtis; Moredock, Richard; Neubauer, Paul; Oldfather, Christopher; Ramirez, Benjamin; Rudich, Rachel; Sherry, Fred; Taylor, Stephen

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559345

Barcode: 0636943934524

Physical Release: 01/2008

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