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Rappahannock County
Walters, Sherman, Tuell
Rappahannock County
Genre: Classical
 
Inspired by diaries, letters, and — personal accounts from the 1860s, — Rappahannock County is a music-theatre work which movingly and — dramatically commemorates the — 150th anniversary of the American — Civil War. The locatio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Walters, Sherman, Tuell, Moreno, Moore
Title: Rappahannock County
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Naxos American Classics
Release Date: 4/30/2013
Genre: Classical
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 730099902878, 730099902878

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Inspired by diaries, letters, and
personal accounts from the 1860s,
Rappahannock County is a music-theatre work which movingly and
dramatically commemorates the
150th anniversary of the American
Civil War. The location of the
Rappahannock River as a border
between North and South is a
metaphor for the region's many
conflicts. Performed by a cast of five
singers who play over 30 roles, the
piece brings this dramatic historical
period to life in songs which express
the devastating impact of the Civil
War on all of the people who
endured it. Ricky Ian Gordon's
music has been described as 'caviar
for a world gorging on pizza' ( The
New York Times), and Rappahannock
Countyhas been commended for its
'effusiveness and accessibility' by
The Washington Post .