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FAIROUZ, M.: Songs (No Orpheus) (Lindsey, Duffy, Burchett)


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FAIROUZ, M.: Songs (No Orpheus) (Lindsey, Duffy, Burchett)

Mohammed Fairouz has rapidly become one of the most highly regarded composers of his generation, receiving wide acclaim for works such as Native Informant (Naxos 8.559744) and his 4th symphony, In the Shadow of No Towers (Naxos 8.573205). These songs, representing a decade of vocal writing, deal with powerful social issues and sensual celebrations of life and being human. From Refugee Blues to After the Revels, the above themes span texts from ancient times to World War II. The theme of loss is also compellingly expressed, with the intense, distilled narrative of No Orpheus, a portrait of departed family members, and concluding with Edgar Allan Poe’s last completed poem, the hauntingly mournful Annabel Lee.

Fairouz, Mohammed
Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  Refugee Blues
1.   Refugee Blues 00:09:57

Fairouz, Mohammed
Mahler, Alma, lyricist(s)

  Jeder Mensch
2.   No. 1. The Eternal Source 00:03:31
3.   No. 2. Today I Realized Something Very Strange 00:02:31
4.   No. 3. The Celebration of the Spirit 00:02:31

Fairouz, Mohammed
Schwartz, Lloyd, lyricist(s)

  No Orpheus
5.   No. 1. He Tells His Mother What He's Working On 00:05:20
6.   No. 2. No Orpheus 00:03:55
7.   No. 3. Her Waltz 00:02:12

Fairouz, Mohammed
Koestenbaum, Wayne, lyricist(s)

  German Romantic Song
8.   German Romantic Song 00:03:12

Fairouz, Mohammed
Khafajah, Ibn, lyricist(s)

  3 Fragments of Ibn Khafajah
9.   No. 1. — 00:00:33
10.   No. 2. — 00:04:15
11.   No. 3. — 00:03:19

Fairouz, Mohammed
Yeats, William Butler, lyricist(s)

  The Stolen Child
12.   The Stolen Child 00:02:49

Fairouz, Mohammed
Franzen, Cola / Shuhayd, Ibn, lyricist(s)

  After the Revels
13.   After the Revels 00:04:30

Fairouz, Mohammed
Wordsworth, William, lyricist(s)

  We Are Seven
14.   We Are Seven 00:06:57

Fairouz, Mohammed
Poe, Edgar Allan, lyricist(s)

  Annabel Lee
15.   Annabel Lee 00:06:06

Total Playing Time: 01:01:38

Fairouz, Mohammed

Auden, Wystan Hugh; Franzen, Cola; Khafajah, Ibn; Koestenbaum, Wayne; Mahler, Alma; Poe, Edgar Allan; Schwartz, Lloyd; Shuhayd, Ibn; Wordsworth, William; Yeats, William Butler

Bathgate, Ashley; Boyd, Rupert; Burchett, Christopher; Daurov, Adrian; Duffy, Kiera; Kaplan, David; Lancaster, Margaret; Lindsey, Kate; Miller, Russell; Moody, David; Ondracek-Peterson, Emily

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559783

Barcode: 636943978320

Physical Release: 02/2016

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