Brian Mulligan & Timothy Long - Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition - From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:27 min | 314 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017
Dominick Argento is widely considered to be one of Americas leading composers of lyric opera and choral music. The two major song cycles on this recording demonstrate Argentos flair for setting unusual texts to music. From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, which won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Music, is based on eight of the writers confessional journal entries, while The Andrée Expedition sets diaries and letters from an ultimately tragic balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897.