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KAKABADSE, L.: Phantom Listeners (The) / Arabian Rhapsody Suite / The Mermaid (Vass)


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KAKABADSE, L.: Phantom Listeners (The) / Arabian Rhapsody Suite / The Mermaid (Vass)

Of Georgian/Russian and Greek/Austrian parentage, British composer Lydia Kakabadse has a number of music theatre, vocal, choral and chamber works to her credit. The Arabian Rhapsody Suite for string quartet is characterized by vibrant rhythms and melodies of the Middle East while Russian Tableaux, also for string quartet, is a bitter-sweet tribute to the landscape, history and culture of Russia. Set to texts by the 19th-century poet Thomas Hood, The Song of the Shirt tells the story of the pitiful existence of a poor seamstress. The Mermaid is based on the composer’s own fairy tale and the haunting musical drama The Phantom Listeners was inspired by Walter de la Mare’s poetry.

Kakabadse, Lydia
Kakabadse, Lydia, lyricist(s)

  The Mermaid
1.   I. Enchanting Times 00:04:47
2.   II. Danger Lurks 00:03:43
3.   III. Cherubs to the Rescue 00:03:28

Kakabadse, Lydia

  Russian Tableaux
4.   I. Mother Volga 00:04:17
5.   II. 1917 00:04:00
6.   III. Dance of the Matryoshka Dolls 00:02:31

Kakabadse, Lydia
Hood, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  The Song of the Shirt
7.   The Song of the Shirt 00:04:04

Kakabadse, Lydia

  Arabian Rhapsody Suite
8.   I. Marrakesh 00:03:11
9.   II. Reverie 00:04:17
10.   III. Sultan's Feast 00:02:20

Kakabadse, Lydia
Darvill, Jen / Kakabadse, Lydia / De la Mare, Walter, lyricist(s)

  The Phantom Listeners
11.   Scene 1: The Traveller's Message 00:07:59
12.   Scene 2: Secrets of the House 00:06:17
13.   Scene 3: The Traveller Returns 00:06:08
14.   Scene 4: The House Rages 00:06:53
15.   Scene 5: Reunited 00:05:01
16.   Epilogue 00:06:15

Total Playing Time: 01:15:11

Kakabadse, Lydia

Darvill, Jen; De la Mare, Walter; Hood, Thomas; Kakabadse, Lydia

Vass, George

Amherst, Tim; Bradley, Sarah-Jane; Brain-Gabbott, Emma; Bundy, Michael; Dale, Caroline; Easton, Madeleine; Fullbrook, Ben; Griffiths, Ben; Hesketh-Harvey, Kit; McCaldin, Clare; Shipway, Nigel; Vukotic, Bozidar; Wilson, Christian

Label: Naxos

Series: 21st Century Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal

Catalogue No: 8.572524

Barcode: 747313252473

Physical Release: 05/2011

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