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TITLE
Popol Vuh - Cantata Para América Mágica
FORMAT
CD/SACD

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CATALOG #
NEOS 10918CD NEOS 10918CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

Featured work: Popol Vuh, La creación del mundo maya - The Creation of the Mayan World for orchestra, Op. 44 (1975-1983); Cantata para América Mágica, for dramatic soprano and percussion orchestra on poems by Mercedes de Toro after ancient pre-Columbian manuscripts, Op. 27 (1960). Performed by: Rayanne Dupuis, soprano; Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo Ensemble_S (Norbert Krämer R Arnold Marinissen R Stephan Meier R Adam Weisman) Schlagzeugensemble der Musikhochschule Köln; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Stefan Asbury. "The pre-Columbian myths are a force that can not be tamed, reborn as they are in a wholly new language. Stefan Asbury brings the WDR Symphony Orchestra to boiling point with Alberto Ginastera's late work Popol Vuh (1975?83), the creation story as told by the Maya people. At the centre of the Cantata para América Mágica (1960) to words by Mercedes de Toro is the human voice, although the culture has long since disappeared. The protagonist is Rayanne Dupuis, who intones prayers, love songs and songs of farewell, surrounded by a flamboyant and vivid instrumental apparatus: the percussion ensemble of the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Ensemble S, and the piano duo Bugallo-Williams." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.