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EL-KHOURY: New York, Tears and Hope / The Rivers Engulfed

    

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EL-KHOURY: New York, Tears and Hope / The Rivers Engulfed

The Franco-Lebanese composer and poet Bechara El-Khoury was born in Beirut in 1957. A master of orchestration, El-Khoury draws on the rich palette of resources available to today’s composers, putting into music, ‘human nature and its passions’ through an underlying Christian spirituality. This disc features New York, Tears and Hope, which pays homage to the victims of 9/11 and The Rivers Engulfed, a work which, according to the composer ‘speaks of the love between people and of peace in our world’. All works receive their world première recording on this disc.


El-Khoury, Bechara

  New York, Tears and Hope, Op. 65
1.   New York, Tears and Hope, Op. 65 00:15:01
  Les Fleuves engloutis (The Rivers Engulfed), Op. 64
2.   I. Brouillard (Fog) 00:02:45
3.   II. Chant du silence (Song of Silence) 00:02:35
4.   III. Alerte (Alert) 00:02:14
5.   IV. Lutte (Struggle) 00:01:24
6.   V. Chant des fleuves (Song of the Rivers) 00:04:26
  Violin Sextet, Op. 58 (version for 24 violins)
7.   Violin Sextet, Op. 58 (version for 24 violins) 00:04:56
  Waves, Op. 60
8.   Waves, Op. 60 00:11:43
  Fragments oublies (Forgotten Fragments), Op. 66
9.   Fragments oublies (Forgotten Fragments), Op. 66 00:07:07

Total Playing Time: 00:52:11






Composer(s):
El-Khoury, Bechara

Conductor(s):
Brabbins, Martyn; Harding, Daniel

Orchestra(s):
London Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Nagano, Hideki; Vassilakis, Dimitri

Label: Naxos

Series: 21st Century Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570134

Barcode: 747313013470

Physical Release: 09/2006

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