John Zorn :  Aporias
Cat. # 7037
Released 1998
cd time - 59:24
US Price $16.00
An aporia is an impossible passage and this "Requia" pays tribute to the indomitable creative spirit that negotiates the aporia of life and death. Written for piano soloist, six boy sopranos and full orchestra, Aporias is John Zorn's most accomplished composition to date. Performed in Cologne, Vienna and at Carnegie Hall, this monumental piece, part piano concerto, part Requiem has been universally hailed by performers, composers and audience alike as a new vision of modern orchestral music. Performed here by pianist Stephen Drury, the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir and the American Composers Orchestra under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies, this premiere recording made under the supervision of the composer is an exhilarating experience filled with subtle detail, unusual instrumental colors and emotional power.

American Composers Orchestra
Stephen Drury: Piano

Hungarian Radio Children's Choir
Dennis Russell Davies: Conductor