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DANIELPOUR, R.: Songs of Solitude / War Songs / Toward the Splendid City (Hampson, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero)

    






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DANIELPOUR, R.: Songs of Solitude / War Songs / Toward the Splendid City (Hampson, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero)

Acclaimed as one of America’s leading contemporary composers, Richard Danielpour wrote Songs of Solitude as a response to the events of 9/11. Drawing on the poems of W.B. Yeats, the work enshrines a sense of economy and sparseness, formed of a set of six powerful orchestral songs. The motivating force for War Songs was a series of photographs of the young men and women killed in the Iraq War. The song cycle, with its texts by Walt Whitman, was written for the Nashville Symphony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Toward the Splendid City is a portrait of New York City driven by Danielpour’s lovehate relationship with his hometown.


Danielpour, Richard
Yeats, William Butler, lyricist(s)

  Songs of Solitude
1.   I. Prologue 00:03:28
2.   II. Blood and the Moon 00:02:50
3.   III. Drinking Song 00:05:36
4.   IV. These are the Clouds 00:03:34
5.   V. The Second Coming 00:09:07
6.   VI. Epilogue 00:04:05

Danielpour, Richard
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  War Songs
7.   No. 1. Hush'd Be the Camps To - day 00:03:50
8.   No. 2. Look Down, Fair Moon 00:01:31
9.   No. 3. Reconciliation 00:04:25
10.   No. 4. Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me 00:02:36
11.   No. 5. Come Up From the Fields Father 00:11:15

Danielpour, Richard

  Toward the Splendid City
12.   Toward the Splendid City 00:08:32

Total Playing Time: 01:00:49






Composer(s):
Danielpour, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Whitman, Walt; Yeats, William Butler

Conductor(s):
Guerrero, Giancarlo

Orchestra(s):
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Hampson, Thomas

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559792

Barcode: 636943979228

Physical Release: 10/2016

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