Jorge Grundman - A Mortuis Resurgere (The Resurrection of Christ)
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Cat No: CHSA5138
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 2nd June 2014
ArtistsSusana Cordon (soprano)
Jorge Grundman uses his unique compositional voice to create music which, above all, communicates with remarkable directness.
The simplicity and strength of his artistic vision, intended to reach the widest audience possible, is clear in A Mortuis Resurgere, a work here receiving its premiere recording. Scored for soprano and string quartet, A Mortuis Resurgere sets passages from chapters XIX and XX of St Johnís Gospel telling the story of the resurrection of Christ.
Throughout its extended single movement, the soprano soloist is required to use a wide range of expressive vocal techniques to communicate the meaning of the Latin text. Supporting the soprano voice is the string quartet, its slowly changing harmonies animated by a surface of rapid rhythmic figurations, all of which combine to produce shifting textures. The contemplative modal-based harmonies are typical of Grundmanís style and form a part of his artistic vision to bridge the gap between pop and classical music.
Joining the Brodsky Quartet is the Spanish soprano Susana Cordůn, for whom the challenging vocal part was written. Renowned for its diverse and pioneering collaborations, the Brodsky Quartet has been vital in the development of Grundmanís style, having worked closely with the composer on a number of his earlier works.
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