NOT IN STOCK
Anais Nin/De Staat
"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 world premiere of Anais Nin, a new work for soprano and small ensemble, alongside his famed work De Staat. Anais Nin is a monodrama based on the diaries of the same famed author, as well as those of her lovers (Antonin Artaud, Rene 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.'" Performed by: London Sinfonietta David Atherton, conductor. Cristina Zavalloni, soprano. Synergy Vocals.