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BODY, J.: Palaran: Songs of Love and War / Meditations on Michelangelo / Poems of Solitary Delights (New Zealand Symphony, K. Young)


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BODY, J.: Palaran: Songs of Love and War / Meditations on Michelangelo / Poems of Solitary Delights (New Zealand Symphony, K. Young)

Jack Body is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. His fascination with Asian traditional music has had a profound impact on music which often tells ‘dark stories of repression and unjust political imprisonment’ (New Zealand Listener). Body’s opera Alley tells the extraordinary life of Rewi Alley, whose powerful experiences in China are reflected in these specially orchestrated arias. Palaran: Poems of Love and War draws on the subtleties of Javanese gamelan and traditional vocal styles, while Poems of Solitary Delight gives a musical context to Japanese poet Tachibana Akemi’s light-hearted meditations on solitary pleasures. In contrast My Name is Mok Bhon references Cambodian traditional music to express the trauma and anguish of the Khmer Rouge years.

Body, Jack
Chapple, Geoff, lyricist(s)

  Alley (excerpts)
1.   Two eyes 00:03:18
2.   Men at work 00:06:01
3.   Night 00:04:27

Body, Jack

  My Name is Mok Bhon
4.   My Name is Mok Bhon 00:12:30

Body, Jack
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Palaran: Songs of Love and War
5.   Palaran: Songs of Love and War 00:16:26

Body, Jack

  Meditations on Michelangelo
6.   Sonnet No. 32: S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna 00:03:00
7.   Sonnet No. 57: Passa per gli occhi al core in un momento 00:03:31
8.   Sonnet No. 21: D'altrui pietoso e sol di se spietato 00:02:29
9.   Sonnet No. 54: Veggio nel bel viso, signor mio 00:02:51
10.   Sonnet No. 27: Non posso altra figura immaginarmi 00:01:47
11.   Sonnet No. 26: Se da' prim' anni aperto un lento e poco 00:02:49
12.   Sonnet No. 78: Caro m'e il sonno, e più l'esser di sasso 00:02:46

Body, Jack
Thwaite, Anthony / Bownas, Geoffrey / Akemi, Tachibana, lyricist(s)

  Poems of Solitary Delights
13.   Poems of Solitary Delights 00:13:07

Total Playing Time: 01:15:02

Body, Jack

Akemi, Tachibana; Bownas, Geoffrey; Chapple, Geoff; Thwaite, Anthony; Traditional

Young, Kenneth

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Easting, Robert; Greco, David; Ouk, Somara; Pati, Amitai; Putra, Budi Surasa; Riseley, Martin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573198

Barcode: 747313319879

Physical Release: 03/2014

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