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Glass: The Voyage

Album Summary

>Glass, Philip : The Voyage, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera in 1992, 'The Voyage' commemorated the 500th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the New World. At the time of its premiere, Philip Glass was only the second composer in 26 years to receive a commission from the MET. The New York Times wrote in a concert review: "[The Voyage] has something for everybody... some bombastic insistence and some tender, lyrical music that is among Mr. Glass's best... His music uses large brush strokes to create almost Baroque blocks of atmosphere. His polyrhythms have now been joined by long-lined lyricism suited to the voice and by some intriguing experimentation with harmonies and timbres. Some segments of the music are actually haunting."


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>Glass, Philip : The Voyage, opera
  • Performers: Ruth Bormann (Voice); Pedro Diaz (Voice); Klaus-Dieter Lerche (Voice); Lars Lettner (Tenor); Cheryl Lichter (Voice); William Mason (Bass-Baritone); Christa Ratzenböck (Voice); Karen Robertson (Soprano); Lauri Vasar (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dennis Davies
  • Ensemble: Linz State Theatre Chorus
  • Running Time: 134 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992