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CURRENT, B.: Airline Icarus [Opera] (Huhtanen, Szabó, G. Thomson, Dobson, Sirett, Current)


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CURRENT, B.: Airline Icarus [Opera] (Huhtanen, Szabó, G. Thomson, Dobson, Sirett, Current)

Leading young Canadian composer Brian Current, recipient of numerous distinguished international prizes, has collaborated with award-winning writer Anton Piatigorsky in an exciting work for voice and accompanying ensemble. Airline Icarus is set aboard an airliner in which, taking the myth of Icarus as the central image, the composer “explores themes of hubris mixed with technology”. The result is a powerful, resonant work which won Current the Italian Premio Fedora Award in 2011.

Current, Brian
Piatigorsky, Anton, lyricist(s)

  Airline Icarus
1.   Baggage Man (Worker, Chorus) - 00:01:28
2.   Prepare for Departure (Business Man, Chorus, Ad Exec, Worker, Scholar) - 00:03:02
3.   Safety Demonstration (Flight Attendant, All, Scholar, Bussiness Man, Ad Exec, Worker) - 00:03:24
4.   Time for Take Off (Scholar, Chorus, Worker) - 00:03:19
5.   Absolut (Business Man, Ad Exec, Scholar) - 00:01:59
6.   The Scholar (Scholar, Flight Attendant) - 00:01:18
7.   Business Man and Ad Exec (Ad Exec, Business Man, Flight Attendant) - 00:03:12
8.   Flight Attendant (Flight Attendant, Business Man) - 00:00:55
9.   All is normal (Scholar, Chorus, Ad Exec, Business Man, Flight Attendant) - 00:04:42
10.   Technology's Success (Scholar, Flight Attendant, Business Man, Ad Exec, Chorus) - 00:01:33
11.   Business Man (Chorus, Business Man, Flight Attendant) - 00:01:06
12.   The Airplane Shakes (Scholar, Ad Exec, Chorus, All, Business Man) - 00:02:07
13.   The Airplane Disappears (Scholar, All) - 00:05:57
14.   The Pilot's Aria (Pilot, All) - 00:07:03
15.   Epilogue (Scholar, Chorus) 00:02:41

Total Playing Time: 00:43:46

Current, Brian

Piatigorsky, Anton

Current, Brian

Bowman, Benjamin; Campbell, Gregory; Davidson, Charles; Dobson, Alexander; Huhtanen, Carla; Kirkpatrick, Loralie; Martin, Leigh-Anne; Mathieu, Véronique; Moon, Sarah; Robinson, Graham; Rudolph, John; Rudolph, Kathleen; Scott, Ryan; Sherkin, Adam; Sirett, Geoffrey; Strande, Taylor; Szabó, Krisztina; Taverner, Jennifer; Thompson, Anthony; Thomson, Graham; Widner, Paul

Label: Naxos

Series: Canadian Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.660356

Barcode: 730099035675

Physical Release: 11/2014

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