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Kenneth Fuchs: Falling Man - Movie House - Songs of Innocence and Experience

Roderick Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta

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Falling Man  
1
Introduction
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:29
2
Aria No. 1
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:42
3
Interlude No. 1
Kenneth Fuchs; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:13
4
Aria No. 2 -
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:51
5
Interlude No. 2
Kenneth Fuchs; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
0:33
6
Aria No. 3
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:14
7
Interlude No. 3
Kenneth Fuchs; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:06
8
Aria No. 4
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:19
9
Coda (Aria No. 5)
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:59
Movie House  
10
I. Telephone Poles
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:04
11
II. Maples in a Spruce Forest
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:15
12
III. Seagulls
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
7:35
13
IV. The Short Days
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:58
14
V. Movie House -
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
5:21
15
VI. Modigliani's Death Mask
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:43
16
VII. Summer: West Side
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:55
Songs of Innocence and Experience  
17
I. The Lamb
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
2:37
18
II. Holy Thursday
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:51
19
III. Spring
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:11
20
IV. The Tyger
Kenneth Fuchs; Roderick Williams; London Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
1:36
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:32
"The performances are exemplary, from baritone Roderick Williams’s commanding artistry to the bold, fresh playing of the London Symphony Orchestra under JoAnn Falletta’s sensitive direction."
- Gramophone

"... JoAnn Falletta conducts brilliantly ... the real star is Roderick Williams, whose soft, velvety baritone belies the harsh descriptions of falling ash and human artifacts raining down on Wall Street that horrible morning ..."
- The WholeNote

Kenneth Fuchs, one of America’s leading composers, deepens his bond with conductor JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra with this superb recording of vocal music featuring baritone Roderick Williams. The works on this 2014 album include Falling Man, a dramatic scena based on the powerful post-9/11 novel by Don DeLillo; Movie House, a cycle featuring settings of seven poems by John Updike and Songs of Innocence and of Experience, four settings from William Blake’s iconic two-part illustrated collection of poems. Fuchs’s music continues to find its visual counterpart in the work of abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler, whose art adorns the cover.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, UK, on 30th August, 2013 (tracks 1-9), and
at Abbey Road Studio 2 on 31st August, 2013 (tracks 10-16), and on 1st September, 2013 (tracks 17-20)
Producer: Tim Handley
Engineer: Jonathan Allen
All works copyright © Piedmont Music Company (ASCAP); Edward B. Marks Music Company: Sole selling agent
Booklet notes: Kenneth Fuchs
Cover: The Human Edge, 1967, acrylic on canvas,
10' 4" x 7' 91⁄4" © 2014 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Collection Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

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