Notes & Reviews:
'Shadowtime' is an opera told in seven scenes across 2 CDs and a little over 2 hours of complex and fascinating music. Described as a "thought opera," it is based on the work and life of Walter Benjamin, one of the greatest philosophers and cultural critics of the twentieth century. The opera departs from convention, with narrative confined to the first scene and the subsequent episodes taking on the form of concert-like pieces, which can be performed independently.
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Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs
Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Etudes no 1-25 / Fredrik Ullen
Golijov: Ainadamar / Spano, Upshaw, Atlanta SO
Ancora - Maw: Life Studies; Bennett / Marriner, Willcocks
SCENE Steffen Schleiermacher: Ensemble Music
Lieberson: Piano Concerto / Peter Serkin, Seiji Ozawa
Pettersson: Violin Concerto no 2 / Swedish Radio SO, et al
Boris I. Tischenko: Symphony no 1, etc / Chistiakov, et al
One Foot in Eden Still, I Stand / Shepherd, et al
Works DetailsFerneyhough, Brian : Shadowtime
- Performers: Mats Scheidegger (Guitar); Nicolas Hodges (Piano); Nicolas Hodges (Spoken Vocals)
- Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
- Ensemble: New Vocal Soloists Stuttgart
- Running Time: 126 min. 44 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Language: English
- Studio/Live: Studio