Angela Brown (soprano), Hila Plitmann (soprano), Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour has been championed by musicians ranging from Leonard Bernstein to the Emerson String Quartet. Lacrimae Beati owes its origin to Mozart's Requiem and was conceived after a perilous flight in 2002. Darkness in the Ancient Valley, a symphony in five movements inspired by recent events in Iran, utilises a wide range of Persian folk-melodies and Sufi rhythms. A Woman's Life is a cycle of poems by Maya Angelou which charts a moving trajectory from childhood to old age. Giancarlo Guerrero is Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he led the Nashville Symphony to a Grammy win with their recording of American composer Joseph Schwantner's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (Naxos 8559678). His previous recording with the orchestra of Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony (Naxos 8559635) won three 2011 Grammy Awards, including Best Orchestral Performance.
Danielpour Darkness in the Ancient Valley, A Woman's Life, Lacrimae Beati
Running Time: 1 hr 19 min