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Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates and Anna Clyne

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti

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Night Ferry
Anna Clyne; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti
Alternative Energy  
Ford's Farm, 1896 -
Mason Bates; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti
Chicago, 2012
Mason Bates; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti
Xianjiang Province, 2112 -
Mason Bates; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti
Reykjavik, 2222
Mason Bates; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    48:31
Grammy Nomination - Best Engineered Album, Classical, 2015

"... the CSO delivered a performance that a composer can only dream of ..."
- Chicago Sun-Times

"... Muti and the CSO threw themselves into the music with considerable mega-wattage of their own."
- Chicago Tribune on Alternative Energy

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra commissioned composers-in-residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne to compose these two pieces. Recorded live at their 2012 premieres, Bates’s Alternative Energy and Clyne’s Night Ferry are conducted by CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti on this Grammy nominated album.

Clyne says her work is a “sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental and emotional states.” Inspired by Schubert, it makes reference to the mood swings heard in his works as they shift rapidly between emotional extremes.

Bates calls Alternative Energy an “energy symphony,” which travels from a rustic midwestern junkyard in the late 19th century through ever greater and more powerful forces of energy until it reaches a future Icelandic rain forest, where humanity’s last inhabitants seek a return to a simpler way of life.
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Producer: David Frost
Recording engineer: Christopher Willis
Editing and mixing: David Frost
Mastering engineer: Tim Martyn
Photography: Todd Rosenberg
Cover design: Todd Land

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