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Musica Viva 27
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NEOS 11627CD NEOS 11627CD
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5/26/2017

Vinko Globokar talks about the development of Exil 3 (Das Leben des Emigranten Edvard): "Four years ago a group of musicians from the former Yugoslavia requested a short composition from me. At that time I was reading a book of poems about exile. I selected several texts from it and wrote a piece for five instrumentalists and a soprano. That was Exile No. 1. As for No. 2, it remained an attempt. Then came the commission from Munich, and for that, taking Exile No. 1 as the point of departure, I have now written a large work of about fifty minutes. The orchestra consists of 32 solo instruments, with the four strings amplified. Then there are 48 choral singers and four soloists: a high soprano, a narrator, a contrabass clarinetist and an anonymous improviser who remains unseen by the audience."

Personnel: Piia Komsi - soprano; Bruno Ganz - narrator; Michael Riessler - double bass clarinet; Vinko Globokar - improviser; Zoro Babel - sound director; Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Peter Eötvös.