Mark Adamo: Late Victorians, Regina Coeli, Alcott Music, Overture to Lysistrata

Mark Adamo: Late Victorians, Regina Coeli, Alcott Music, Overture to Lysistrata

by Sylvia Alimena

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Label: Naxos American
UPC: 0636943925829
catalogNumber: 8559258

Tracks

  1. Alcott Music, suite for orchestra (from the opera Little Women)
  2. Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess, opera: Overture
  3. Harp Concerto ("Four Angels"): Regina Coeli
  4. Late Victorians, song cycle for voice, narrator & orchestra

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Mark Adamo: Late Victorians, Regina Coeli, Alcott Music, Overture to Lysistrata 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JimD More than 1 year ago
Here's a varied program by a leading American composer of our time, both tonal and contemporary in the music he creates. One movement from a full-length concerto has been scored as a standalone piece for harp and strings, while an overture to one opera is followed by a suite from another (the much-performed "Little Women"). "Late Victorians," the title work of the disc, takes a magazine essay on AIDS, its victims and survivors, and weaves around it the poetry of Emily Dickinson; two solo voices are featured, one spoken and one sung. In a way, it derives from Haydn's "Farewell" symphony, with its vanishing musicians, but though regret and bitterness are added to the mix here, the piece is all the more effective for its generally understated tone. Performances are assured, and the recording is mostly close and clear (the harp gets a little swimmy at times). Notes are by the composer himself, who you should know if you don't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago