Emily D'Angelo enargeia LP
Emily D'Angelo enargeia LP

Emily D'Angelo enargeia LP

Emily D'Angelo

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UPC:
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Preorder Expected on 12-03-2021

Coming December 3, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Emily D'Angelo's Debut Album On Deutsche Grammophon!
Interpretation Of Works By Female Composers From the 12th & 21st Centuries!

Concept, character and cool - Emily D'Angelo's debut album on Deutsche Grammophon encompasses everything that comes so naturally to this young Canadian vocalist. Her chosen title for this thoughtfully curated sonic journey comes from Hellenistic rhetoric and sums up the essence of the album: enargeia - in the artist's own words - "a description so vivid it seems to conjure its subject into existence."

D'Angelo has chosen music from the 12th and 21st centuries written by four female composers - Hildegard von Bingen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider - several of whose works are presented in brand-new chamber/electronic arrangements. "Each track is born out of the previous," explains the singer, "as the listener is guided through a progression, a cohesive and exploratory listening experience."

enargeia was recorded in Berlin between December 2020 and March 2021 in collaboration with das freie orchester Berlin and conductor Jarkko Riihimäki, the Kuss Quartett and Matangi Quartet, and solo instrumentalists Wolfgang Fischer, Rene Flächsenhaar, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan, Frédéric L'Épée, Jonas Niederstadt, Marc Prietzel, Marion Ravot, Christian Vogel and Norbert Wahren. The album will be released on 8 October 2021.

D'Angelo's starting-point in creating energeia was the work of a musical and intellectual luminary, the medieval Benedictine abbess, scientist, poet, composer and visionary Hildegard von Bingen. As she recalls, "I discovered her music as a kid, when I was singing in choir, and I was transfixed. I'd never heard anything like it before, yet it all sounded so familiar and organic." Hildegard's influence runs like a thread throughout the album, whose works, says the singer, all have in common "the sense of expansiveness in her compositions, the multi-disciplinary expression of her ideas and her belief in music as a heightened communicative mode."

D'Angelo's concept of the music she performs is the combination of words, rhythm and pitch: "No matter the style, it all comes down to these three things," and Hildegard von Bingen's work exemplifies this in its essential quality as "a single vocal line and the text." The composer's two pieces on the album, one in praise of divine wisdom, "O virtus Sapientiae", the other an antiphon to the Virgin Mary, "O frondens virga", are heard in arrangements by two outstanding contemporary American composers whose original work also features here: Sarah Kirkland Snider and Missy Mazzoli. D'Angelo brings a radiant purity to the Latin lyrics and unadorned vocal lines of both new settings.

If Hildegard marks one point in the long history of spirituality in music, Missy Mazzoli marks another in her Vespers for a New Dark Age. For D'Angelo it's "a completely different take on the spiritual element of music." This 2014 work in fact replaces the texts of the traditional Vespers service with secular poetry by contemporary American writer Matthew Zapruder, while at the same time preserving the ritual and repetitive qualities of the original. Both the Vespers pieces and the two excerpts from Song from the Uproar, Mazzoli's chamber opera about the extraordinary life of Swiss explorer, writer and Sufi Isabelle Eberhardt, highlight the dramatic flair that has already brought D'Angelo such glowing reviews for her operatic performances.

The element of character is further explored in the presence of the classical figure of Penelope in the song-cycle of that name by Sarah Kirkland Snider. Inspired by Homer's The Odyssey, it tells of a woman's husband, veteran of an unnamed war, who returns, brain-damaged, after a 20-year absence. "Ruminating on themes of memory, identity and returning home," says D'Angelo, "these works show how art, literature and history can serve as a gateway to understanding the present." She infuses her interpretations of the three extracts presented here with dark, haunting colors, while her clarity of tone, notable throughout enargeia, brings out every nuance of Ellen McLaughlin's emotive lyrics.

Past and present co-exist too in the work of the Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, "whose use of bowed instruments as a drone," notes D'Angelo, "harkens to medieval music but through a modern, ambient lens." In "Fólk faer andlit", part of the composer's 2020 response to the plight of refugees in her native country, D'Angelo's voice soars above winds and strings in a line of plainchant-like simplicity, while her gleaming vocals are used to stunning effect in Liður, an extract from Guðnadóttir's award-winning music for the TV series Chernobyl.

The album showcases a host of musical collaborators, notably Jarkko Riihimäki who has arranged many of the pieces, creating a broad range of sensitive accompaniments that offset the singer's rich tone with everything from a single cello to a 20-piece string orchestra, and ultimately broadens into electric guitar, bass and drums while D'Angelo duets with herself in the final work, Snider's "The Lotus Eaters".

Features

  • Vinyl LP

Musicians

Emily D'Angelo vocals
das freie orchester Berlin
Jarkko Riihimäki conductor
Kuss Quartet
Matangi Quartet
Marion Ravot
Wolfgang Fischer
Jonas Niederstadt
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan
Christian Vogel
Norbert Wahren
Marc Prietzel
Frédéric L'Épée
Rene Flächsenhaar

Selections

    Hildur Guðnadóttir

  1. Fólk fær andlit (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
    [Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki]
  2. O virtus sapientiae (Arr. Sarah Kirkland Snider)
    [Emily D'Angelo, Kuss Quartet]
  3. Song from the Uproar
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  4. II. This World Within Me Is Too Small (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
  5. Sarah Kirkland Snider

  6. Caritas (Emily D'Angelo, Marion Ravot, Matangi Quartet)
  7. Vespers for a New Dark Age
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  8. II. Hello Lord
  9. Song from the Uproar
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  10. XII. You Are The Dust (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
  11. Penelope

  12. IX. Dead Friend (Emily D'Angelo, Wolfgang Fischer, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
  13. V. Nausicaa (Emily D'Angelo, Jonas Niederstadt, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
  14. 9. O frondens virga (Arr. Missy Mazzoli) [Emily D'Angelo, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan)
  15. Hildur Guðnadóttir

  16. Lidur (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki) [Emily D'Angelo, Kuss Quartet, Christian Vogel, Norbert Wahren]
  17. A Thousand Tongues (Emily D'Angelo, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan)
  18. Sarah Kirkland Snider
    Penelope

  19. IV. The Lotus Eaters (Emily D'Angelo, Marc Prietzel, Frédéric L'Épée, Rene Flächsenhaar, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
Description

Coming December 3, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Emily D'Angelo's Debut Album On Deutsche Grammophon!
Interpretation Of Works By Female Composers From the 12th & 21st Centuries!

Concept, character and cool - Emily D'Angelo's debut album on Deutsche Grammophon encompasses everything that comes so naturally to this young Canadian vocalist. Her chosen title for this thoughtfully curated sonic journey comes from Hellenistic rhetoric and sums up the essence of the album: enargeia - in the artist's own words - "a description so vivid it seems to conjure its subject into existence."

D'Angelo has chosen music from the 12th and 21st centuries written by four female composers - Hildegard von Bingen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider - several of whose works are presented in brand-new chamber/electronic arrangements. "Each track is born out of the previous," explains the singer, "as the listener is guided through a progression, a cohesive and exploratory listening experience."

enargeia was recorded in Berlin between December 2020 and March 2021 in collaboration with das freie orchester Berlin and conductor Jarkko Riihimäki, the Kuss Quartett and Matangi Quartet, and solo instrumentalists Wolfgang Fischer, Rene Flächsenhaar, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan, Frédéric L'Épée, Jonas Niederstadt, Marc Prietzel, Marion Ravot, Christian Vogel and Norbert Wahren. The album will be released on 8 October 2021.

D'Angelo's starting-point in creating energeia was the work of a musical and intellectual luminary, the medieval Benedictine abbess, scientist, poet, composer and visionary Hildegard von Bingen. As she recalls, "I discovered her music as a kid, when I was singing in choir, and I was transfixed. I'd never heard anything like it before, yet it all sounded so familiar and organic." Hildegard's influence runs like a thread throughout the album, whose works, says the singer, all have in common "the sense of expansiveness in her compositions, the multi-disciplinary expression of her ideas and her belief in music as a heightened communicative mode."

D'Angelo's concept of the music she performs is the combination of words, rhythm and pitch: "No matter the style, it all comes down to these three things," and Hildegard von Bingen's work exemplifies this in its essential quality as "a single vocal line and the text." The composer's two pieces on the album, one in praise of divine wisdom, "O virtus Sapientiae", the other an antiphon to the Virgin Mary, "O frondens virga", are heard in arrangements by two outstanding contemporary American composers whose original work also features here: Sarah Kirkland Snider and Missy Mazzoli. D'Angelo brings a radiant purity to the Latin lyrics and unadorned vocal lines of both new settings.

If Hildegard marks one point in the long history of spirituality in music, Missy Mazzoli marks another in her Vespers for a New Dark Age. For D'Angelo it's "a completely different take on the spiritual element of music." This 2014 work in fact replaces the texts of the traditional Vespers service with secular poetry by contemporary American writer Matthew Zapruder, while at the same time preserving the ritual and repetitive qualities of the original. Both the Vespers pieces and the two excerpts from Song from the Uproar, Mazzoli's chamber opera about the extraordinary life of Swiss explorer, writer and Sufi Isabelle Eberhardt, highlight the dramatic flair that has already brought D'Angelo such glowing reviews for her operatic performances.

The element of character is further explored in the presence of the classical figure of Penelope in the song-cycle of that name by Sarah Kirkland Snider. Inspired by Homer's The Odyssey, it tells of a woman's husband, veteran of an unnamed war, who returns, brain-damaged, after a 20-year absence. "Ruminating on themes of memory, identity and returning home," says D'Angelo, "these works show how art, literature and history can serve as a gateway to understanding the present." She infuses her interpretations of the three extracts presented here with dark, haunting colors, while her clarity of tone, notable throughout enargeia, brings out every nuance of Ellen McLaughlin's emotive lyrics.

Past and present co-exist too in the work of the Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, "whose use of bowed instruments as a drone," notes D'Angelo, "harkens to medieval music but through a modern, ambient lens." In "Fólk faer andlit", part of the composer's 2020 response to the plight of refugees in her native country, D'Angelo's voice soars above winds and strings in a line of plainchant-like simplicity, while her gleaming vocals are used to stunning effect in Liður, an extract from Guðnadóttir's award-winning music for the TV series Chernobyl.

The album showcases a host of musical collaborators, notably Jarkko Riihimäki who has arranged many of the pieces, creating a broad range of sensitive accompaniments that offset the singer's rich tone with everything from a single cello to a 20-piece string orchestra, and ultimately broadens into electric guitar, bass and drums while D'Angelo duets with herself in the final work, Snider's "The Lotus Eaters".

Features

  • Vinyl LP

Musicians

Emily D'Angelo vocals
das freie orchester Berlin
Jarkko Riihimäki conductor
Kuss Quartet
Matangi Quartet
Marion Ravot
Wolfgang Fischer
Jonas Niederstadt
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan
Christian Vogel
Norbert Wahren
Marc Prietzel
Frédéric L'Épée
Rene Flächsenhaar

Selections

    Hildur Guðnadóttir

  1. Fólk fær andlit (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
    [Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki]
  2. O virtus sapientiae (Arr. Sarah Kirkland Snider)
    [Emily D'Angelo, Kuss Quartet]
  3. Song from the Uproar
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  4. II. This World Within Me Is Too Small (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
  5. Sarah Kirkland Snider

  6. Caritas (Emily D'Angelo, Marion Ravot, Matangi Quartet)
  7. Vespers for a New Dark Age
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  8. II. Hello Lord
  9. Song from the Uproar
    (Emily D'Angelo, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)

  10. XII. You Are The Dust (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki)
  11. Penelope

  12. IX. Dead Friend (Emily D'Angelo, Wolfgang Fischer, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
  13. V. Nausicaa (Emily D'Angelo, Jonas Niederstadt, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
  14. 9. O frondens virga (Arr. Missy Mazzoli) [Emily D'Angelo, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan)
  15. Hildur Guðnadóttir

  16. Lidur (Arr. Jarkko Riihimäki) [Emily D'Angelo, Kuss Quartet, Christian Vogel, Norbert Wahren]
  17. A Thousand Tongues (Emily D'Angelo, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan)
  18. Sarah Kirkland Snider
    Penelope

  19. IV. The Lotus Eaters (Emily D'Angelo, Marc Prietzel, Frédéric L'Épée, Rene Flächsenhaar, das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki)
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
R
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
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Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Emily D'Angelo
Title
enargeia
Composer
Hildegard von Bingen, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider
Additional Artists
das freie orchester Berlin, Jarkko Riihimäki, Kuss Quartett, Matangi Quartet
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
05-28-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Preorder
Format
Vinyl
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