Auricolae: The Double Album | Avie AV2292

Auricolae: The Double Album


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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2292

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 23rd June 2014







The members of the acclaimed string trio Ensemble Epomeo transform into Auricolae, a fantastical band of minstrels presenting Fairytales, Folktales and Fables, a 2-CD set of new music dramatised via the ageless art of storytelling.

More than a dozen parables from around the world fuse traditional allegories with inventive mythical settings, pair timeless legends with new musical scores, and offer original stories whose inspiration stems from the beginning of time.

The result is a truly unique synthesis of words and music that is instantly entertaining.

Auricolae’s winning formula has made new music accessible to apprehensive audiences, and brought contemporary compositions into schools where students lack exposure to classical music. Along the way this merry band of troubadours has built an enthusiastic and enchanted following of children of all ages (parents included).

Auricolae: David Yang (narrator, viola), Diane Pascal (violin), Kenneth Woods (cello)

Critical acclaim for Auricolae:
Famous stories told in an intelligent and accessible way accompanied by music created for such, and that has been pre-tested on thousands of students...One cannot but admire the commitment and educational effort that goes into such an undertaking...The stories are presented with energy and great panache...The playing is superb; I cannot reasonably imagine better, and production values, like the wonderful cartoon images...are clever and very well done. Congrats to all concerned.” - Audiophile Audition

Track Listing:
CD 1
1. Lubin from Chelm (by David Yang)
2. The Bremen Town Musicians (by Kile Smith)
3. Two Brothers (by David Yang)
4. The Ugly Duckling (by Kenneth Woods)
5. The Three Wishes (by David Yang)
6. The Matzoh Ball Man (by David Yang)

CD 2
1. The Spots of the Toad (by Martin Kutnowski)
Three Fables (to poems by Robert Lax) (by Gerald Levinson)
2. I. Alley Violinist
3. II. Problem in Design
4. III. The Old Magician
5. The Princess and the Man with a Pure Heart (by Thomas Whitman)
6. The Warrior Violinist (by Jay Reise)
7. The Emperor’s New Clothes (by Andrew Waggoner)

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