Jack Foreman (percussion), Sandra Bush (mezzo-soprano), Anna Myatt (contralto), Jerome Neff (percussion), Jack Pereira (percussion), Harry van der Kamp (baritone), Nathan Rubin (violin), John Argue (narrator), John MacAllister (bass), Thomas Woodman (baritone), Marco Camastra (baritone), David Cox (baritone), Tammy Jenkins (soprano), Michael Bannett (boy soprano), Robert Tate (tenor), Davis Varnum (baritone), Robert Hughes (bassoon)
Villon Music Theatre, Asko Ensemble, Western Opera Theater, Arch Ensemble, Other Minds Ensemble, Conductus Ensemble, Marcello Fera, Robert Hughes, Reinbert de Leeuw, John Stringer
Between 1920 and 1933, the American writer Ezra Pound composed two complete operas and several pieces for solo violin, all in a very personal language that drew from sources as diverse as troubadour music and Igor Stravinsky. The resulting body of music is of surpassing beauty and casts new light on the practice of prosody, the elusive craft of setting texts to music. The first and only available CD recording of its kind, Ego Scriptor Cantilenae features outstanding historical performances from England, the U.S., and Holland, as well as new studio recordings by the Other Minds Ensemble. This deluxe package also includes an 80-page booklet by Pound scholar Margaret Fisher, with previously unpublished photographs.