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TAVENER: John Tavener - A Portrait (MCCLEERY)

John Tavener: A Portrait
His Works . His Life . His Words

  • 2 CDs with nearly 2 hours of music
  • Tavener himself speaks in detail - a recorded interview
8.558152-53

Sir John Tavener has been a unique, controversial and ever-evolving figure on the contemporary music scene since the late sixties. Although his music was strongly influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church for twenty years, he has recently started to move in a new direction. These CDs encompass a representative cross-section of his music, including the world premiere of Prayer of the Heart, written for and sung by Björk, and part of his most popular work The Protecting Veil. The composer himself also speaks in detail for the first time about his new sources of inspiration, and reminisces about his early career, his passions, and his struggles with serious illness. Combined with a comprehensive essay, this portrait paints the definitive picture of one of the most charismatic and important composers working today.


Disc 1

Tavener, John

  In Alium: Section A
1.   Play with flash player In Alium: Section A 00:04:07
  To a Child Dancing in the Wind: I. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
2.   Play with flash player To a Child Dancing in the Wind: I. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 00:05:16
  The Lamb
3.   Play with flash player The Lamb 00:03:47
  The Tyger
4.   Play with flash player The Tyger 00:05:18
  Ikon of Light (excerpts)
5.   Play with flash player Movement 1: Fos I, Doxa 00:05:00
6.   Play with flash player Movement 2: Più intensita 00:03:19
  Mandelion (excerpt)
7.   Play with flash player Mandelion (excerpt) 00:03:22
  Chant (excerpt)
8.   Play with flash player Chant (excerpt) 00:03:41
  Ikon of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (excerpt)
9.   Play with flash player Ikon of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (excerpt) 00:02:36
  The Protecting Veil: Section I
10.   Play with flash player The Protecting Veil: Section I 00:15:02
  Mary of Egypt, Act III: Bless Duet
11.   Play with flash player Mary of Egypt, Act III: Bless Duet 00:07:21
  Akhmatova Songs: No. 5. The Muse
12.   Play with flash player Akhmatova Songs: No. 5. The Muse 00:02:51
  Diodia (excerpts)
13.   Play with flash player Solemn - 00:05:52
14.   Play with flash player [rehearsal letter I] 00:04:55
  Song for Athene
15.   Play with flash player Song for Athene 00:05:39


Disc 2

Tavener, John

  Zodiacs
1.   Play with flash player Zodiacs 00:02:23
  Prayer of the Heart
2.   Play with flash player Prayer of the Heart 00:15:10
  Ikon of Eros: Movement 2: Eros
3.   Play with flash player Ikon of Eros: Movement 2: Eros 00:07:51
  Mother and Child (excerpt)
4.   Play with flash player Mother and Child (excerpt) 00:04:33

  John Tavener Reflects... A Recorded Interview
5.   Play with flash player 'My earliest musical memories... ' 00:08:21
6.   Play with flash player 'I saw in the Russian Orthodox Church... ' 00:08:14
7.   Play with flash player 'I think The Protecting Veil... ' 00:08:04
8.   Play with flash player 'The Icelandic pop singer Björk... ' 00:06:18
9.   Play with flash player 'The fact that I've been given... ' 00:04:11
10.   Play with flash player 'When my publishers ring... ' 00:05:39
11.   Play with flash player 'The only goal... ' 00:05:05

Total Playing Time: 02:33:55






Composer(s):
Tavener, John

Conductor(s):
Christophers, Harry; Friend, Lionel; Goodwin, Paul; Lancelot, James; Robinson, Christopher; Short, Nigel; Yuasa, Takuo

Orchestra(s):
Minnesota Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Aureole; Brodsky Quartet; Duke Quartet; Vanbrugh Quartet

Choir(s):
Durham Cathedral Choir; Minnesota Chorale; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; Tenebrae

Artist(s):
Bowyer, Kevin; Fleezanis, Jorja; Gilbert, Laura; Guðmundsdóttir, Björk; Hammann, Mary; Hulse, Eileen; Kliegel, Maria; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Myers, Thalia; Richards, Jonathan; Rozario, Patricia; Shames, Stacey; Shaw, Ian; Tavener, John; Varcoe, Stephen

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Music Biographies

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.558152-53

Barcode: 0636943815229

Release Date: 02/2004

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