Hannigan Sings Zorn Volume One

John Zorn

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDTZA9311

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Release Date:  09 August 2024

Label:  Tzadik

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  702397931126

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    A remarkable meeting of two musical forces of nature finally available on recording!

    Barbara Hannigan is one of the most fearless and passionate performers in the classical world, and here she sings a challenging program of Zorn compositions with the virtuoso pianist Stephen Gosling. Featured here is the long-awaited recording of Jumalattaret, a song cycle in praise of line Finnish Goddesses out of Sami Shamanism, and Split the Lark, Zorn's tribute to the magical American poet Emily Dickinson. Using a variety of musical techniques and genres, the music moves from lyrical folk-like simplicity to more complex atonal and textural pyrotechnics. Included as a bonus is a rare piece of juvenilia: the charming surrealistic song Nazdar, Poupon, Nazdar. Composed circa 1971, when Zorn was about 17 years old, it is a very early example of Zorn's multi layered genre smashing. In its brief two-minute duration it contains traditional, proportional and graphic notation, and touches upon tonality, atonality, Messiaen birdsong, jazz, cartoon music, lyricism, French recitativo, whispering, vocalise and vocal noises.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Jumalattaret
      • 2. Split the Lark
      • 3. Nazdar, Poupon, Nazdar