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Efraín Amaya: Clepsydra
Efrain Amaya
Efraín Amaya: Clepsydra
Genre: Classical
 
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Efraín Amaya was born in Venezuela. He studied composition and piano at the University of Indiana and conducting at Rice University. He is on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and founder and conductor of the Point...  more »

     
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All Artists: Efrain Amaya
Title: Efraín Amaya: Clepsydra
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Label: Albany Records
Release Date: 2/1/2009
Album Type: Single
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034061107521

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Efraín Amaya was born in Venezuela. He studied composition and piano at the University of Indiana and conducting at Rice University. He is on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and founder and conductor of the Point Chamber Orchestra. His children s opera, featured on this recording, was first performed by the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. The other work, Clepsydra premiered as part of the First Night celebrations in Pittsburgh as a collaborative multimedia performance.

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CD Reviews

Excellent Children's Opera and Operatic installation
D. Marcin | Paris, France | 06/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CD has two opera pieces, which are contemporary but not extravagant experimentations.
The Children's Opera Phantasmagorilla is a very good introduction to contemporary opera for children. It tells the story of a child that is "forced" to go to the opera. During the performance, he falls a sleep and his dream is a series of interconnected scenes related to the opera, its title, the child's family and his subconscious concerns.
The second piece on the CD, Clepsydra, addresses a more mature public. It is a celebration of the collaborative spirit in the arts. It is a highly symbolic work around the notion of time, where time experiences like dream, ritual or eclipse are explored in a synchronized sound and vision experience. Although the visual part is not available in the music CD, the listener can experience how the music echoes colors and textures."