Ogloudoglou: Vocal masterpieces of the Experimental Generation (1960-1990) | Metier MSV28593

Ogloudoglou: Vocal masterpieces of the Experimental Generation (1960-1990)


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Cat No: MSV28593

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th November 2019



The 1960s were a period of revolution in classical vocal composition, a time of re-inventing and re-creating the classical voiceís sound world that inspired the generation of composers featured on this album. Spear-headed by such imaginative singers as Cathy Berberian and Michiko Hirayama, and inspired by the simultaneous developments in Early Music, technology and an awareness of world music singing styles, the long-established Bel canto singing tradition was extended in new, imaginative and extraordinarily virtuosic ways.

This collection is widely diverse in style from the simple (yet so complex) vocals by the two American composers, to a variety of extended-technique songs by the notoriously modernist Europeans, Kagel, Scelsi, Bussotti, Nono, Berio, and Castliglioni. In three pieces the singer is called upon to also play percussion, mandolin or harpsichord.

Sara Stowe is one of Britainís most versatile and inventive performers with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to the present day. She began studying as a prize-winning harpsichordist and piano scholar at the Royal College of Music. On leaving she decided to pursue singing and studied in Italy where she sang for Luciano Berio and studied Scelsiís vocal music with Michiko Hirayama. In Britain Saraís performances include work with The Academy of Ancient Music, New London Consort, Sirinu, James Wood and the Taverner Consort.

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