Peter Eötvös: Love and Other Demons
Vladimir Jurowski a premiere recording
'Eötvös's musical language references Africa as mediated through the ears of Spanish colonists, Catholic church music and Armenian melisma. But these elements are fused into a glittering score that is clear and precise, wonderfully moulded by Vladimir Jurowski and incandescently played by the LPO in this recording of the premiere performance.' Paul Riley
Love and Other Demons
Alison Bell (soprano), Nathan Gunn (baritone), Mats Almgren (bass), Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano), Marietta Simpson (mezzo-soprano), Robert Brubaker (tenor), John Graham-Hall (tenor); The Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski
Glyndebourne GFOCD 020-08 113:15 mins (2 discs)
Audio clip: from Part 1, Scene 1 'A silent shiver... an icy river'
For a full review, pick up a copy of the Christmas issue of BBC Music Magazine