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BODY, J.: Palaran: Songs of Love and War / Meditations on Michelangelo / Poems of Solitary Delights (New Zealand Symphony, K. Young)

    
      

 

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BODY, J.: Palaran: Songs of Love and War / Meditations on Michelangelo / Poems of Solitary Delights (New Zealand Symphony, K. Young)

Jack Body is one of New Zealand’s leading composers. His fascination with Asian traditional music has had a profound impact on music which often tells ‘dark stories of repression and unjust political imprisonment’ (New Zealand Listener). Body’s opera Alley tells the extraordinary life of Rewi Alley, whose powerful experiences in China are reflected in these specially orchestrated arias. Palaran: Poems of Love and War draws on the subtleties of Javanese gamelan and traditional vocal styles, while Poems of Solitary Delight gives a musical context to Japanese poet Tachibana Akemi’s light-hearted meditations on solitary pleasures. In contrast My Name is Mok Bhon references Cambodian traditional music to express the trauma and anguish of the Khmer Rouge years.


Body, Jack
Chapple, Geoff, lyricist(s)

  Alley (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Two eyes 00:03:18
2.   Play with flash player Men at work 00:06:01
3.   Play with flash player Night 00:04:27

Body, Jack

  My Name is Mok Bhon
4.   Play with flash player My Name is Mok Bhon 00:12:30

Body, Jack
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Palaran: Songs of Love and War
5.   Play with flash player Palaran: Songs of Love and War 00:16:26

Body, Jack

  Meditations on Michelangelo
6.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 32: S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna 00:03:00
7.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 57: Passa per gli occhi al core in un momento 00:03:31
8.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 21: D'altrui pietoso e sol di se spietato 00:02:29
9.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 54: Veggio nel bel viso, signor mio 00:02:51
10.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 27: Non posso altra figura immaginarmi 00:01:47
11.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 26: Se da' prim' anni aperto un lento e poco 00:02:49
12.   Play with flash player Sonnet No. 78: Caro m'e il sonno, e più l'esser di sasso 00:02:46

Body, Jack
Thwaite, Anthony / Bownas, Geoffrey / Akemi, Tachibana, lyricist(s)

  Poems of Solitary Delights
13.   Play with flash player Poems of Solitary Delights 00:13:07

Total Playing Time: 01:15:02






Composer(s):
Body, Jack

Lyricist(s):
Akemi, Tachibana; Bownas, Geoffrey; Chapple, Geoff; Thwaite, Anthony; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Young, Kenneth

Orchestra(s):
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Easting, Robert; Greco, David; Ouk, Somara; Pati, Amitai; Putra, Budi Surasa; Riseley, Martin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573198

Barcode: 747313319879

Release Date: 03/2014

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