Composer
John Zorn :  Chimeras (2003 release - Out of Print)
Cat. # 7085
Released Apr 2003
cd time - 33:44
US Price $16.00
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THIS 2003 RELEASE IS OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Composed throughout 2001 and previewed at the prestigious venue BargeMusic, Chimeras is a major new chamber work by John Zorn. Loosely inspired by Schoenberg's masterwork Pierrot Lunaire, and scored for the same small ensemble (plus percussion), each of the twelve movements combine different permutations of the players, climaxing with a breathtaking tutti of all eight musicians. Dramatic and colorful, with a soprano vocal part that takes virtuosity to another level, Chimeras is a work of beauty, truth and imagination. Premiere recording by a hand-picked ensemble of the best musicians in contemporary music.
 
 
Personnel:
Jennifer Choi: Violin
Ilana Davidson: Voice
Stephen Drury: Piano, Organ, Celesta
Elizabeth Farnum: Voice
Michael Lowenstern: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Brad Lubman: Conductor
Tara O'Connor: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
Fred Sherry: Cello
William Winant: Percussion