Picker - Opera Without Words, The Encantadas | Naxos - American Classics 8559853

Picker - Opera Without Words, The Encantadas

£7.65

Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559853

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Expected Release Date: 28th August 2020

Contents

Artists

Tobias Picker (narrator)
Nashville Symphony

Conductor

Giancarlo Guerrero

Works

Picker, Tobias

Opera Without Words
The Encantadas

Artists

Tobias Picker (narrator)
Nashville Symphony

Conductor

Giancarlo Guerrero

About

Tobias Picker (b. 1954), hailed as “a genuine creator” by The New Yorker, has written extensively for the stage and for symphonic forces, and these two approaches are represented in this album. The Encantadas (an older name for the Galápagos Islands) derives from a novella by Herman Melville. Picker has set it as a melodrama, exploring the enchanted isles in all their quietly menacing and spectacular beauty. In a radical new form, Picker’s Opera Without Words is set to a libretto by Irene Dische that has now been removed, allowing the music alone to bear the expressive richness and intensity of this “secret opera”.

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