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Directed by Grant Gershon
The acclaimed Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Grant Gershon, brings us the music of Phillip Glass and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Featured is Itaipu by Glass, an ecstatic piece framing the ancient folklore of South America's Guarani Indians against a massive hydroelectric dam at Itaipu on the Brazil/Paraguay border. 'Itaipu' is divided into four parts, 'Mato Grosso,' 'The Lake,' 'The Dam' and 'To The Sea.' Also featured is the world premiere recording of Salonen's 'Two Songs to Poems of Ann Jaderlund.' The composer's vision of love as described in these poems is dynamic, richly romantic and enthralling - a tour de force of the sonic capabilities of the 111-strong chorus. Cutting-edge choral music, orchestrally accompanied, stunning and magnificent.