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Missy Mazzoli - Dark with Excessive Bright

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2572 SACD
Release date2023-03-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time66:22

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Named ‘2022 Composer of the Year’ by Musical America, Missy Mazzoli inhabits an exquisite and mysterious sound-world in which indie-rock sensibilities meet American minimalism, European modernism and classical traditions. The first woman ever to receive a commission from the Metropolitan Opera, she has also composed for prominent soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. Through her music, she reaches to the roots of tradition, inhabits and renovates older forms while using every resource at her command. Mazzoli, who says that she likes “to tell stories”, always imagines actors, singers and dancers grappling with a situation, even when she composes instrumental works.
The album is bookended by two versions of the same work: loosely based on baroque idioms the violin concerto Dark with Excessive Bright is first heard with string orchestra accompaniment and then in a chamber version. The soloist is in both cases Peter Herresthal, who also performs Vespers for Violin, a piece for amplified violin and electronics using sampled organs, voices and strings, drenched in delay and distortion. Three orchestral works complete the programme: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), These Worlds in Us and Orpheus Undone in performances by the Arctic Philharmonic under Tim Weiss.
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Mazzoli, Missy
01 Dark with Excessive Bright 14:05 $ 2.11 USD
02 Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) 08:46 $ 1.32 USD
03 These Worlds in Us 08:46 $ 1.32 USD
  Orpheus Undone 14:56
04 Part 1: Behold the Machine, O Death 09:50 $ 1.48 USD
05 Part 2: We of Violence, We Endure 05:06 $ 0.77 USD
06 Vespers for Violin 05:52 $ 0.88 USD
07 Dark with Excessive Bright (arr. for solo violin and string
13:53 $ 2.08 USD
  Album total 66:22
ComposerMazzoli, Missy
ViolinHerrestahl, Peter
Herresthal, Peter
OrchestraArctic Philharmonic
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorGaffigan, James
Weiss, Timothy
String ensembleArctic Philharmonic

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