Lydia Kakabadse: The Phantom Listeners

Naxos: 8572524

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.
Lydia Kakabadse: The Phantom Listeners

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572524
(8.572524)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2011

Barcode:

0747313252473

Length:

74 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
| Share

Lydia Kakabadse: The Phantom Listeners


Kakabadse:

The Mermaid

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (narrator), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Madeleine Easton (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Bozidar Vukotic (cello), Ben Griffiths (double bass), Christian Wilson (piano/organ)

George Vass

Russian Tableaux

Madeleine Easton (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Bozidar Vukotic (cello), Ben Griffiths (double bass)

The Song of the Shirt

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Christian Wilson (piano/organ)

Arabian Rhapsody Suite

Madeleine Easton (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Bozidar Vukotic (cello), Ben Griffiths (double bass)

The Phantom Listeners

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (narrator), Emma Brain-Gabbott (soprano), Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano), Michael Bundy (baritone), Madeleine Easton (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Caroline Dale (cello), Tim Amherst (double bass), Nigel Shipway (timpani), Ben Fullbrook (percussion), Christian Wilson (piano/organ)


CD

$8.75

(also available to download from $7.00)

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)

Of Georgian/Russian and Greek/Austrian parentage, British composer Lydia Kakabadse has a number of music theatre, vocal, choral and chamber works to her credit. The Arabian Rhapsody Suite for string quartet is characterized by vibrant rhythms and melodies of the Middle East while Russian Tableaux, also for string quartet, is a bitter-sweet tribute to the landscape, history and culture of Russia. Set to texts by the 19th-century poet Thomas Hood, The Song of the Shirt tells the story of the pitiful existence of a poor seamstress. The Mermaid is based on the composer’s own fairy tale and the haunting musical drama The Phantom Listeners was inspired by Walter de la Mare’s poetry.

Lydia Kakabadse: The Mermaid

I. Enchanting Times

II. Danger Lurks

III. Cherubs to the Rescue

Lydia Kakabadse: Russian Tableaux

I. Mother Volga

II. 1917

III. Dance of the Matryoshka Dolls

Lydia Kakabadse: The Song of the Shirt

The Song of the Shirt

Lydia Kakabadse: Arabian Rhapsody Suite

I. Marrakesh

II. Reverie

III. Sultan's Feast

Lydia Kakabadse: The Phantom Listeners

Scene 1: The Traveller's Message

Scene 2: Secrets of the House

Scene 3: The Traveller Returns

Scene 4: The House Rages

Scene 5: Reunited

Epilogue

International Record Review

March 2012

“If it was Kakabadse's intention to entertain, I cannot deny that she has succeeded, at least with me...The performance is generally excellent, although some of the phantom voices are not exactly in the first rank.”

Choose Format:

What is MP3 and FLAC?

Copyright © 2002-14 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.