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From Heaven to Hell

From Heaven to Hell

Edition Musikfabrik

Ensemble Musikfabrik / Cristina Zavalloni: soprano / conductors: Peter Rundel, Reinbert de Leeuw


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"From Heaven to Hell"
The music of the angels as a euphonious affair is a relatively recent notion. In the Old Testament, the polyphonic praise of God was imagined as an overpowering roar. Martin Smolka’s "Rush (Hour in Celestial Streets)" comes closer to this older concept with its after-work traffic jam, though he also takes a detour through microtonality to write entirely new harmonies. 
On earth, light music celebrates a joyous resurrection in a very special "music machine" in Mauricio Kagel’s "Orchestrion-Straat". 
And with his "Racconto dall’Inferno" (tale from hell"), Louis Andriessen sides both with and against Dante, submitting evidence that hell does have a sound—and that anyone caught in its repetitive loops will find it difficult to escape. "We’re on the highway to hell."

production by Westdeutscher Rundfunk
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Content text: Martin Smolka: Rush (Hour in Celestial Streets) for ensemble
Mauricio Kagel: Orchestrion-Straat for chamber ensemble
Louis Andriessen: Racconto dall’Inferno for voice and ensemble
EAN: 4010228685329
Performance duration: 59' 24"
Publisher: Wergo
Series: WERGO - Music of Our Time
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"From Heaven to Hell"
The music of the angels as a euphonious affair is a relatively recent notion. In the Old Testament, the polyphonic praise of God was imagined as an overpowering roar. Martin Smolka’s "Rush (Hour in Celestial Streets)" comes closer to this older concept with its after-work traffic jam, though he also takes a detour through microtonality to write entirely new harmonies. 
On earth, light music celebrates a joyous resurrection in a very special "music machine" in Mauricio Kagel’s "Orchestrion-Straat". 
And with his "Racconto dall’Inferno" (tale from hell"), Louis Andriessen sides both with and against Dante, submitting evidence that hell does have a sound—and that anyone caught in its repetitive loops will find it difficult to escape. "We’re on the highway to hell."

production by Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Content text: Martin Smolka: Rush (Hour in Celestial Streets) for ensemble
Mauricio Kagel: Orchestrion-Straat for chamber ensemble
Louis Andriessen: Racconto dall’Inferno for voice and ensemble
EAN: 4010228685329
Performance duration: 59' 24"
Publisher: Wergo
Series: WERGO - Music of Our Time
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