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RANDS, B.: Vincent [Opera] (Burchett, Perkins, Eck, Kruse, Indiana University Philharmonic and Opera Chorus, Fagen)


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RANDS, B.: Vincent [Opera] (Burchett, Perkins, Eck, Kruse, Indiana University Philharmonic and Opera Chorus, Fagen)

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as ‘plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity’, qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970s by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands’ ‘crowning achievement’, Vincent represents much of the great painter’s life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intense inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death.

Disc 1

Rands, Bernard
McClatchy, J.D., lyricist(s)

1.   Act I Scene 1: Saint - Rémy, 1889: When I feel the terrible need for religion (Vincent, Theo) 00:07:45
2.   Act I Scene 1a: Van Gogh's family home, The Netherlands, 1876: No! No, no, no! (Theodorus, Theo) 00:02:36
3.   Act I Scene 2: Paris, 1876: You know I want to help you (Director, Vincent, Man, Ladies, Couples, Daughters) 00:09:08
4.   Act I Scene 2: Orchestral Interlude 00:02:16
5.   Act I Scene 3: The Borinage, Belgium, 1878: How long have they been down there (Women, Miners, Vincent, Chorus) 00:08:44
6.   Act I Scene 4: A Missionary church in the Borinage, Belgium, 1878: Vincent! (Theo, Vincent, Anna, Theodorus, Elders) 00:08:26
7.   Act I Scene 5: The Hague, 1882: Go away! (Vincent, Theo, Sien) 00:14:50
8.   Act I Scene 6: Neunen, 1885: The laws of color are beautiful because they are not accidental (Vincent) 00:05:40
9.   Act I Scene 6: Orchestral Interlude 00:02:07
10.   Act I Scene 7: Paris, 1887: Je l'aime quand est au loin (Chorus, Painters, Toulouse - Lautrec, Customers, Agostina, Gauguin, Vincent, Theo) 00:12:30

Disc 2

Rands, Bernard
McClatchy, J.D., lyricist(s)

1.   Act II: Prelude 00:04:12
2.   Act II Scene 1: Arles, 1888: Paul! At last! (Vincent, Gauguin) 00:04:58
3.   Act II Scene 1a: The Dance at Arles 00:03:23
4.   Act II Scene 2: Arles, 1888: What are you doing (Vincent, Gauguin) 00:07:41
5.   Act II Scene 3: Saint - Rémy, 1889: Doctor (Theo, Dr. Peyron, Inmates, Vincent) 00:07:14
6.   Act II Scene 4: Auvers - sur - Oise, 1890: Really, Father! (Marguerite, Dr. Gachet, Vincent) 00:05:18
7.   Act II Scene 4: Orchestral Interlude 00:01:58
8.   Act II Scene 5: Auvers - sur - Oise, 1890: This is sadness (Vincent) 00:04:26
9.   Act II Scene 6: Auvers - sur - Oise, 2 days later: Don't leave me, Theo! (Vincent, Theo) 00:05:42

Total Playing Time: 01:58:54

Rands, Bernard

McClatchy, J.D.

Fagen, Arthur

Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra

Indiana University Opera Chorus

Bennett, Jay; Burchett, Christopher; Coates, Zachary; Conyers, Laura; Day, Michael; Eck, Jason; Freeman, Robin; Grundy, Christopher; Jennings, Eileen; Kloc, Angela; Krause, Rainelle; Kruse, Kelly; Lee, Hye Jung; Lentz, Daniel; Leonard, Jami; Linville, Steven; Love, Shannon; Martin, Sarah; Martinez, James; Matava, Jacquelyn; McVety, Benjamin; Morris, Julian; Morstein, Andrew; Mowery, Eric; Music, Margaret; Pace, Stephen; Perkins, Will; Richardson, Andrew; Runion, Lisa; Stewart, Charles Lyon; Walton, Adam; Zander, Max

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669037-38

Barcode: 730099903776

Physical Release: 03/2017

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