Wolfe: Cruel Sister / Ensemble Resonanz

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"Wolfe is doing what she does best: frenetic power created through post-minimalist techniques that transcend mere repetition. The music materials are sharp, taut, basic, and the economy of material is expertly managed. Wolfe knows how to make a lot out of a little AND pull the listener along for the ride. Both works have programmatic elements but not knowing the program does not interfere with the listening experiences. These works sound fresh and contemporary and I’m confident that audiences in the future will continue to relate and connect with the ideas therein."

-- Sequenza 21

"Teeming with jealousy, rage, passion, murder and a ghost, Julia Wolfe’s Cruel Sister has all the makings of an opera... Under conductor Brad Lubman, Ensemble Resonanz elevates Cruel Sister to an incandescent plane, delving into the psyche of the titular murderous sibling the way Judi Dench once mined the character traits of Lady Macbeth."

-- WQXR.com


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: CA21069


  • UPC: 713746306922


  • Label: Cantaloupe


  • Composer: Julia Wolfe


  • Conductor: Bradley Lubman


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Resonanz