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John Zorn: Chimeras

Album Summary

>Zorn, John : Chimeras I-XII
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Notes & Reviews:

Newly revised, this is the definitive version of a Zorn masterpiece! Loosely inspired by the remarkable worlds of Henry Darger, Lewis Carroll and Unica Zurn, which throw childlike innocence against a backdrop of violence and perversion, 'Chimeras' is one of Zorn's greatest works in the classical tradition. A work of fantasy and imagination scored for a Pierrot Lunaire ensemble plus percussion, the work has be resequenced, remastered, and a brief, fleeting newly recorded postlude has been added. Dramatic and colorful, 'Chimeras' is a work filled with femininity, innocence, beauty and violence.


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Works Details

>Zorn, John : Chimeras I-XII
  • Performers: Jennifer Choi (Violin); Ilana Davidson (Soprano); Stephen Drury (Piano); Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Michael Lowenstern (Clarinet); Bradley Lubman (Electronics); Tara O'Connor (Flute); Fred Sherry (Cello); William Winant (Percussion)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001
  • Studio/Live: Studio