Adamo, M.: Late Victorians / Alcott Music / Regina Coeli
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Late Victorians (more info)
I. Nineteen eighty-nine… - 00:08:23
II. He had been born in South America… - 00:06:52
III. I stood aloof at Cesar's memorial service… - 00:06:15
IV. Chorale - Sometimes no family came… - 00:06:37
4 Angels (more info)
4 Angels: III. Regina Coeli - 00:07:55
Lysistrata: Overture (more info)
Lysistrata: Overture - 00:04:00
Alcott Music (more info)
I. Jo - 00:09:10
II. Meg - 00:03:48
III. Alma and Gideon - 00:03:21
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Late Victorians, wearing modern garb
(Apr 4, 2010)
Here's a varied program by a leading American composer of our time, both tonal and contemporary in the music he creates. One movement from a full-length concerto has been scored as a standalone piece for harp and strings, while an overture to one opera is followed by a suite from another (the much-performed "Little Women").
"Late Victorians," the title work of the disc, takes a...
The Beauty of Remembrance
(Dec 8, 2009)
"Late Victorians" is a great piece about a terrible thing. It is a sonic essay commemorating the losses of the AIDS plague in late 80's San Francisco. Composer Adamo evokes this in a theatrical collage of spoken word, operatic poetry, and bittersweet music. The narrative voice, based on Richard Rodriguez's essays, carries the tone of his spare, wise, sad clarity. Hardwon, wounded, a stark...