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Ned Rorem: Our Town

Ned Rorem: Our Town

 This is the world-premiere recording of Ned Rorem's (b. 1923) acclaimed setting of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, one of the best-known plays of the 20th century. Intended from the start to be a chamber opera, the orchestration is small, and the scoring is light and transparent throughout - consistent with a work best suited to young voices. Rorem moves in and out of speech and utilizes more elevated recitative (parlando) than in his previous theatrical works.

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Julius Eastman: Unjust Malaise

Julius Eastman: Unjust Malaise

Unjust Malaise effectively rewrote the history of post-war American New Music, restoring to its narrative a gay black voice creating a liberating, high-energy form of organic minimalism." — Andrew Male, The Guardian


"After Eastman’s death, his manuscripts were scattered, and some vanished. Only after years of detective work, led by Leach, has a corpus of scores been assembled. A three-disk set on the New World label, Unjust Malaise... gives a superb overview. " — Alex Ross, The New Yorker


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