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Richard Danielpour: Songs of Solitude - War Songs

Thomas Hampson, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero

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Songs of Solitude  
1.1
I. Prologue
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
3:28
1.2
II. Blood and the Moon
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
2:50
1.3
III. Drinking Song
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
5:36
1.4
IV. These are the Clouds
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
3:34
1.5
V. The Second Coming
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
9:07
1.6
VI. Epilogue
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
4:05
War Songs  
1.7
No. 1. Hush'd Be the Camps To-day
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
3:50
1.8
No. 2. Look Down, Fair Moon
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
1:31
1.9
No. 3. Reconciliation
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
4:25
1.10
No. 4. Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
2:36
1.11
No. 5. Come Up From the Fields Father
Richard Danielpour; Thomas Hampson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
11:15
1.12
Toward the Splendid City
Richard Danielpour; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero
8:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:49
Grammy Award nomination – Best Engineered Album, Classical, 2017
Grammy Award nomination – Best Contemporary Classical Composition, 2017 – Songs Of Solitude

Baritone Thomas Hampson headlines this live 2015 recording devoted to Richard Danielpour, acclaimed as one of America’s leading contemporary composers. Receiving its world premiere here, the title piece Songs of Solitude is a response to the events of 9/11. Drawing on the poems of W.B. Yeats, the work enshrines a sense of economy and sparseness, formed by a set of six powerful orchestral songs. The motivating force for War Songs, another world premiere on this album, was a series of photographs of young men and women killed in the Iraq War. The song cycle, with texts by Walt Whitman, was written for the Nashville Symphony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rounding out the programme is Toward the Splendid City, a portrait of New York City driven by Danielpour’s love/hate relationship with his hometown.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded live at Laura Turner Concert Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, USA, March 12 - 14, 2015 (tracks 1 - 11) and November 20 - 21, 2015 (track 12)
Producer: Tim Handley (tracks 1 - 11)
Co-producers: Gary Call and Vinay Parameswaran (track 12)
Engineer: Gary Call
Editors: Tim Handley (tracks 1 - 11), Gary Call (track 12)
Publishers: G. Schirmer, Inc. (tracks 1 - 6), Lean Kat Music (tracks 7 - 11), Associated Music Publishers, Inc. (track 12)
Booklet notes: Richard Danielpour
Cover: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York by jBurdiMages (iStockphoto.com)

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