Aporias: Requia for Piano & Orchestra

Aporias: Requia for Piano & Orchestra

by John Zorn
     
 
John Zorn dedicated this "requia for piano and orchestra" to all artists, explaining that he named this composition Aporias ("aporia" meaning an impossible passage), in reference to those passages that separate life from death. Appropriately, the first three sections of this modern orchestral work are elusive,

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John Zorn dedicated this "requia for piano and orchestra" to all artists, explaining that he named this composition Aporias ("aporia" meaning an impossible passage), in reference to those passages that separate life from death. Appropriately, the first three sections of this modern orchestral work are elusive, a crinoline fog of overtones emanating from various parts of the orchestra, be it the string section, or the boy sopranos of the Hungarian radio children's choir. The immediate opening lures you in with a few familiar quotes, but soon the composition heads into otherworldly passages, with an exploratory treatment. In the midst of this, during "Risentito," syncopated hand claps emerge, the only explicitly solid sounds (besides the occasional piano). "Freddamente," the brass restates a fragment of the hand claps' structure, echoed by the flutes. With a range of bass drums, Eastern percussion hints, and interjections of orchestral warm-up moments, this short composition slips by in the shadows, remaining obscured even while enunciating.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1998
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397703723
catalogNumber:
7037
Rank:
201995

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Zorn   Primary Artist
American Composers Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dennis Russell Davies   Conductor
Richard Chamberlain   Trombone
Martin Agee   Violin
James Baker   Percussion
Joseph Bongiorno   Bass
Sarah Carter   Cello
Robert Chausow   Violin
Laura Conwesser   Alto Flute
Hugh Eddy   Trombone
Alicia Edelberg   Violin
Joyce Flissler   Violin
Chris Gekker   Trumpet
Cathy Hall   Viola
Stephen Hart   Clarinet
Benjamin Herman   Timpani
Lowell Hershey   Trumpet
Janet Hill   Viola
Jean Ingraham   Violin,Concert Master
Paul Ingraham   French Horn
Susan Jolles   Harp
Gail Kruvand   Bass
John Lad   Viola
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Ann Leathers   Violin
Lois Martin   Viola
John Moses   Clarinet
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Maxine Neuman   Cello
Rogers   Violin
Stewart Rose   French Horn
Kevin Roy   Viola
Jim Saporito   Percussion
Henry Schuman   Oboe
Larry Wechsler   French Horn
Mitchell Weiss   Bass Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet
Randy Wolfgang   English Horn
Deborah Wong   Violin
Ming Yeh   Violin
Lanny Paykin   Cello
Keith Underwood   Flute
Carlos Villa   Violin
Jacqui Danilow   Bass
Dennis L. Godburn   Bassoon
Annabelle Hoffman   Cello
Robert Ingliss   Oboe
Michael Martin   French Horn
Sandra Robbins   Viola
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Ron Wasserman   Bass
Linda Moss   Viola
Mary Whitaker   Violin
Sarah Adams   Viola
Ronnie Bauch   Violin
James Preiss   Percussion
Lenard Rivlin   Violin
Richard Sher   Cello
Liuh-Wen Ting   Viola
James Stubbs   Trumpet
Eliana Mendoza   Cello
Laura Oatts   Violin
Douglas Quint   Bassoon
Dana Winograd   Cello
Stephen Drury   Piano,Soloist
Steven Taylor   Oboe
William Drury   Conductor
William Manley   Hand Clapping
Craig McNutt   Hand Clapping
Frank Morelli   Bassoon
Robert Schultz   Hand Clapping
Gary Wallen   Hand Clapping
Carolyn Wenk-Goodman   Violin
Jamie Austria   Bass
Victor Heifets   Violin
Dorothy Strahl   Violin
Joseph Schor   Violin
Peter Basquin   Celeste
Robert Biddlecome   Trombone
James Daniels   Trombone
Thompson Hanks   Tuba
Maureen Hynes   Cello
Elizabeth Kleinman   Violin
Gary Koch   Clarinet
Raymond Mase   Trumpet
Michael Roth   Violin
Susan Palma-Nidel   Flute
Bill Manley   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

American Composers Orchestra   Contributor
Gregory K. Squires   Engineering
John Zorn   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Author
Francis Bacon   Cover Painting
Gabriella Thész   Director

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