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VIVIER, C.: Reves d'un Marco Polo (NTSC)



VIVIER, C.: Reves d'un Marco Polo (NTSC)

Vivier (1948-1983) RÊVES D’UN MARCO POLO

Susan Narucki, Claron McFadden, Tomoko Makuuchi
James Ottaway, Harry van der Kamp, Johan Leysen
Asko Ensemble / Schönberg Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw
Stage director Pierre Audi

Many consider Claude Vivier the greatest composer Canada has yet produced.
György Ligeti once called him 'the finest French composer of his generation'. A pupil under Gilles Tremblay and Karlheinz Stockhausen, he soon created his own dazzling vocal and orchestral language, profoundly marked by his travels to the Far East. The interweaving of his personal and professional life, of the real and the imaginary, reveals a compelling global awareness, deep human compassion and a universal quest for ultimate enlightenment. Vivier himself pursued this journey of discovery, until his tragic murder in Paris at the age of thirty-four.

The two parts of Rêves d’un Marco Polo are like shadow and light, forming a dreamlike ritualistic experience and encompassing stage productions of his finest compositions. Pierre Audi's superb and moving staging is complemented by refined, passionate musical direction from Reinbert de Leeuw, leading the soloists, the Asko Ensemble and the Schönberg Ensemble to great heights.

Running time: 204 mins
Region code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: EN
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D15

Cat. No.: OA 0943 D

Vivier, Claude

Chamberland, Paul; Hölderlin, Friedrich; Vivier, Claude

Leeuw, Reinbert de

Asko Ensemble

Schonberg Ensemble

Kamp, Harry van der; Leysen, Johan; Makuuchi, Tomoko; McFadden, Claron; Narucki, Susan; Ottaway, James

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: OA0943D

Barcode: 809478009436

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Physical Release: 01/2006

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