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Bolcom: Songs of Innocence and Experience / Slatkin, et al

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>Bolcom, William : Songs of Innocence and Experience, for soloists, choruses, and orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

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The critically acclaimed world premiere recording of William Bolcom's epic 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' is now available on DVD-Audio! Composed over 25 years ago, this work is a crowning achievement of American composition, and Leonard Slatkin and the musicians of the University of Michigan bring these 'musical illuminations' of William Blake's words to life. "The most important classical release of the year." - Chicago Tribune



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>Bolcom, William : Songs of Innocence and Experience, for soloists, choruses, and orchestra
  • Performers: Joan Morris (Mezzo Soprano); Christine Brewer (Soprano); Nathan Graham (Spoken Vocals); Jeremy Kittel (Fiddle); Peter Ruth (Harmonica); Tommy Morgan (Harmonica); Ilana Davidson (Soprano); Thomas Young (Voice); Linda Hohenfeld (Soprano); Measha Brueggergosman; Nmon Ford (Voice); Carmen Pelton (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: Contemporary Directions Ensemble
  • Notes: Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (04/09/2004/04/10/2004)
  • Running Time: 126 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1956-1981