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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: Peter Ruth (Harmonica); Nathan Graham (Spoken Vocals); Linda Hohenfeld (Soprano); Carmen Pelton (Soprano); Nmon Ford (Voice); Ilana Davidson (Soprano); Christine Brewer (Soprano); Thomas Young (Voice); Jeremy Kittel (Fiddle); Tommy Morgan (Harmonica); Measha Brueggergosman; Joan Morris (Mezzo 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