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Author Tavener, John.

Title A portrait [sound recording] : his works, his life, his words / John Tavener.

Imprint [S.l.] : Naxos, p2004.


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Description 2 sound discs (2 hr. 35 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Compilation of previous recordings except for Prayer of the Heart (CD 2), which was not previously released.
"Prayer of the heart : a world premiere, written for and sung by Björk"--Insert, p. 9.
Program notes and biographical notes by David McCleery (66 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Compact discs.
Contents CD 1: In alium (Eileen Hulse, soprano ; Ulster Orchestra ; Takuo Yuasa, conductor) -- To a child dancing in the wind. Movement 1 : He wishes for the cloths of heaven (Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano ; Auréole) -- The lamb ; The tyger (Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge ; Christopher Robinson, conductor) -- Ikon of light. Fos I, Doxa ; Piu intensita (The Sixteen ; members of the Duke Quartet ; Harry Christophers, conductor) -- Mandelion for organ (extract) (Kevin Bowyer, organ) -- Chant for guitar (extract) (Jonathan Richards, guitar) -- Ikon of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (extract) (Durham Cathedral Choir ; Ian Shaw, organ ; James Lancelot, conductor) -- The protecting veil : for cello and orchestra. Section 1 (Maria Kliegel, cello ; Ulster Orchestra ; Takuo Yuasa, conductor) -- Mary of Egypt. Act III. Bless duet (Patricia Rozario, Stephen Varcoe ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble ; Lionel Friend, conductor) -- Akhmatova songs : for soprano and string quartet. No. 5, The muse (Patrica Rozario ; Vanbrugh Quartet) -- Diódia : for string quartet (Vanbrugh Quartet)-- Song for Athene (Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge ; Christopher Robinson, conductor).
CD 2: Zodiacs : for piano (Thalia Myers, piano) -- Prayer for the heart (Björk ; Brodsky Quartet) -- Ikon of Eros. Movement 2, Éros (Jorja Fleezanis, violin ; Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale ; Paul Goodwin, conductor) -- Mother and child (extract) (Tenebrae ; Nigel Short, conductor) -- John Travener reflects : a recorded interview.
Performer Various performers.
Event Interview with the composer recorded live at the Pelagos Hotel, Chalkida, Greece, on Oct. 28, 2003.
Language The vocal selections sung in English, Greek, Coptic, or Latin.
Subject Tavener, John -- Interviews.
Vocal music.
Instrumental music.
Added Author Björk.
Tavener, John. Song for Athene.
Tavener, John. Prayer of the heart.
Brodsky String Quartet.
Added Title Works. Selections
Standard No. 636943815229
Music No. 8.558152--8.558153 Naxos
LC 05537 Naxos

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