Andriessen: Anais Nin, De Staadt / Atherton, Zavalloni, London Sinfonietta

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An exciting start to a new orchestral collaboration for Signum Records, this disc is the first of a new series with the London Sinfonietta -...

An exciting start to a new orchestral collaboration for Signum Records, this disc is the first of a new series with the London Sinfonietta - one of the world's elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming. This live recording brings together the UK premiere of Anaïs Nin, a new work for soprano and small ensemble, alongside his famed work De Staat. Anaïs Nin is a monodrama based on the diaries of the same famed author, as well as those of her lovers (Antonin Artaud, René Allendy, Henry Miller and her own Father). A sometimes disturbing tale of desire and passion, Andriessen felt that the music should "closely track the irony, despair and passion of this brilliant, many-sided woman". ' ... [Anaïs Nin's] resonance is profound and disturbing. By pairing it in concert with an invigorating performance of Andriessen's early masterpiece, De Staat, whose concern with the individual body and the body politic bears strong parallels, the Sinfonietta showed the Dutch composer at his searching best.' Guy Dammann, The Guardian (Review of the concert from which this recording was made)



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 01, 2011


  • UPC: 635212027325


  • Catalog Number: SIGCD273


  • Label: Signum Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Louis Andriessen


  • Conductor: David Atherton


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Sinfonietta, Synergy Vocals


  • Performer: Cristina Zavalloni



Works:


  1. Anaïs Nin

    Composer: Louis Andriessen

    Ensemble: London Sinfonietta, Synergy Vocals

    Performer: Cristina Zavalloni (Mezzo Soprano)

    Conductor: David Atherton


  2. De Staat

    Composer: Louis Andriessen

    Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

    Conductor: David Atherton