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John Zorn: Myth and Mythopoeia / Sarah Sun; Jeff Zeigler, Chris Otto, Joy Campbell

Album Summary

>Zorn, John : Pandora's Box, for voice & string quartet
>Zorn, John : Missa Sine Voces
>Zorn, John : Zeitgehöft, for violin & cello
>Zorn, John : Babel, for cello
>Zorn, John : Hexentarot, for violin, cello & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This is a fabulous collection of five of Zorn's most exciting and dynamic recent compositions performed by a variety of new music superstars. Pandora's Box features the acclaimed Arditti Quartet and the brilliant soprano Sarah Sun in one of Zorn's most colorful and dramatic compositions. Babel is a hard driving fantasia on one note for solo cello and is performed here by the incredible cellist Jeff Zeigler. Hexentarot and Zeitgehöft are two complex finger busters performed by Zorn regulars Otto, Campbell and Gosling, and rounding out the CD is the stunning instrumental Requiem Missa Sine Voces, performed by the renown Talea Ensemble. A kaleidoscope of modern chamber music by Downtown alchemist John Zorn.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Pandora's Box is for soprano and string quartet, and Sarah Sun handles her difficult part well. Missa Sine Voces tends more toward that New Age style and is a rather lifeless exercise in slow motion, scored for piano, harp, vibraphone, chimes, and bass drum. Zeitgehoft is a brutal piece for violin and cello, similar to much of Pandora's Box. The album is extremely well performed and recorded.



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Works Details

>Zorn, John : Pandora's Box, for voice & string quartet
  • Performer: Sarah Sun (Voice)
  • Ensemble: Adritti Quartet
  • Running Time: 13 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Zorn, John : Missa Sine Voces
  • Ensemble: Talea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 13 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2012

>Zorn, John : Zeitgehöft, for violin & cello
  • Performers: Jay Campbell (Cello); Chris Otto (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Zorn, John : Babel, for cello
  • Performer: Jeff Zeigler (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Zorn, John : Hexentarot, for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Jay Campbell (Cello); Stephen Gosling (Piano); Chris Otto (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013