PRICE: $38.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Kepler
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OMM 071CD OMM 071CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/14/2011

"Philip Glass' opera Kepler in many ways harkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composer's interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester. Kepler marks a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. It is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientist -- exploring both his triumphs and his human flaws. As Glass states, 'Kepler was a man with his mind in the clouds and his feet in the mud.' Taken from live performances in 2010 during its extensive run in Linz, this is the world premiere recording. It is sung in German and Latin and contains the full libretto with English translation in the deluxe two disc digipack."