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Atalanta (Acts of God)
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robert ashley - Atalanta (Acts of God)

robert ashley

Atalanta (Acts of God)

€ 24.00

LABEL: LOVELY MUSIC
GENRE: Compositional Form | FORMAT: double CD | CATALOG N. LCD 3301 | YEAR. (1970)

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Ashley makes use of the story of "Atalanta"--a royal princess, discarded by her family, who was raised by the animals to become the fastest-running human, and who was later reclaimed by her father to marry her off for dynastic purposes--to present the character aspects of the "successful suitor." These three aspects of character are presented in the opera as anecdotes about three extraordinary men of our times: Max Ernst (surrealist painter), Willard Reynolds (shaman storyteller) and Bud Powell (composer pianist). The genius of these three men can be taken to represent three aspects of the opera itself: image, narrative and music. In the imaginary setting of Atalanta (Acts of God), one companion (singer) reminds her of her excellence (the "Odalisque" arias); another recommends to her the characteristics of excellence in men (the "Character Reference" arias); and a third amuses her with anecdotes, as if told to her by each of the three men (the "Anecdotes").

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La ristampa di Atalanta, la seconda opera di Ashley, registrata dal vivo a Roma, nel 1986. Già su tre LP, viene ora riproposta in doppio CD con corposo libretto.
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