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Interviews with Terry Edwards and Eric Whitacre

Aled Jones revists two major interviews recorded in 2008 - featuring Terry Edwards, one of Britain's most prolific music directors, and composer Eric Whitacre, who has taken the choral world by storm with his universally popular works for choirs.

Playlist
Eric Whitacre
Sleep for chorus
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 3

Eric Whitacre
Go, lovely Rose
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 5

Eric Whitacre
Water night
Brigham Young University Singers conducted by Ronald Staheli
ARSIS CD147, track 1

Eric Whitacre
3 Flower songs for chorus
no.2; With a lily in your hand
Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDA6754 3, track 9

Eric Whitacre
Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
Rutgers Wind Ensemble conducted by William Berz
MARK 2525MCD, track 4
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Eric Whitacre
Equus
Rutgers Wind Ensemble conducted by William Berz
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Eric Whitacre
Sleep my Child
Hila Plitmann - soprano with Eric Whitacre - synthesisers
Private tapes

Howard Leslie Shore
The Lord of the rings: the two towers - music for the film
- Helm's Deep
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices directed by Terry Edwards
REPRISE 93624842122, track 12
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John Adams
(El) Nino
- Part 1; I sing of a maiden
London Voices directed by Terry Edwards, with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano
NONESUCH 7559796342, track 1
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Luciano Berio
Sinfonia for 8 solo voices and orchestra
- 2nd movement - O King
London Voices directed by Terry Edwards, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Eotvos
DG RECORDS 002894775380, track 2

Claude Debussy
3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans for chorus
- no.1; Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!
Swingle II, directed by Ward Swingle
RCA RL25112 side 3, track 1

Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes - opera in 3 acts (Op.33)
- Act 3 scene 1;
Simon Keenlyside - baritone (Ned), Patricia Payne - contralto (Auntie), Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Bernard Haitink
EMI CDS7548322, CD 2, track 17

Benjamin Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia for chorus (Op.27)
- Opening;
London Sinfonietta Voices, including bass Terry Edwards
VIRGIN VC 790728-2 1/8

Giuseppe Verdi
Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts
- Act 1;
Luciano Pavarotti - tenor, Chicago Symphony Chorus directed by Terry Edwards, Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti
DECCA 433 6702, tracks 1-2

George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess - opera in 3 acts
- Act 1 sc.1; Summertime
Renee Fleming - soprano, with New York Voices and New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conducted by James Levine
DECCA 460 567, track 2

Gyorgy Ligeti
Hortobagy - trad. arr. for 8 voices
London Sinfonietta Voices conducted by Terry Edwards
SONY SK62305, tracks 32-34

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 May 2009 18:30