Naxos releases Prometheus, Canciones de Lorca on new CD

Released in November 2015, new CD pairs works conducted by Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Prometheus features Jeffery Biegel at the piano; Canciones de Lorca features tenor René Barbera.

Canciones de Lorca, Prometheus 

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Bolcom / Barbera / Pacific Symphony / St. Clair 
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559788   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Bolcom 
Performer:  René Barbera,  Jeffrey Biegel 
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra,  Pacific Chorale 

Written for tenor Plácido Domingo, Canciones de Lorca explores the full variety of that Spanish poet’s surrealistic humour, passion and mystery, as well as invoking the Andalusian flamenco and popular song-lyric atmosphere the composer feels is latent in each poem. Bolcom interprets the legend of Prometheus as a metaphor for our turbulent times, starkly examining how we are chained to a rock of technological dependency but dedicating his work to hope and a peace derived from greater universal understanding. 

Works on This Recording 

Canciones de Lorca by William Bolcom 
Performer:  René Barbera (Tenor) 
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra 
Written: 2006 

Prometheus by William Bolcom 
Performer:  Jeffrey Biegel (Piano) 
Conductor:  Carl St. Clair 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Symphony Orchestra,  Pacific Chorale 
Written: 2009