Jack Body - Poems of Love and War | Naxos 8573198

Jack Body - Poems of Love and War

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573198

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 3rd March 2014

Contents

Artists

David Greco (baritone, countertenor)
Somara Ouk (voice)
Budi Surasa Putra (vocals)
Martin Riseley (violin)
Amitai Pati (tenor)
Robert Easting (narrator)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Kenneth Young

Works

Body, Jack

Alley
» Men at work
» Night
» Two eyes
Meditations on Michelangelo
My Name is Mok Bhon
Palaran: Poems of Love and War
Poems of Solitary Delights

Artists

David Greco (baritone, countertenor)
Somara Ouk (voice)
Budi Surasa Putra (vocals)
Martin Riseley (violin)
Amitai Pati (tenor)
Robert Easting (narrator)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Kenneth Young

About

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.

Contents:
- Three Arias from ‘Alley’
David Greco (baritone & countertenor)

- My Name is Mok Bhon
Somara Ouk (recorded voice)

- Palaran: Poems of Love and War
Budi Surasa Putra (Javanese vocalist)

- Meditations on Michelangelo
Martin Riseley (violin)

- Poems of Solitary Delights
Amitai Pati (tenor) • Robert Easting (narrator)

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