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L'amour De Loin
K. Saariaho
L'amour De Loin
Genre: Classical
 
Composed to a libretto by Amin Maalouf and premiered at Salzburg in 2000 in a production by Peter Sellars, L'amour de loin was Kaija Saariaho's first opera. A reinterpretation of La vida breve, a narrative poem by the Medi...  more »

     
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All Artists: K. Saariaho
Title: L'amour De Loin
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 10/13/2009
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 794881924264

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Composed to a libretto by Amin Maalouf and premiered at Salzburg in 2000 in a production by Peter Sellars, L'amour de loin was Kaija Saariaho's first opera. A reinterpretation of La vida breve, a narrative poem by the Medieval troubadour Jaufre Rudel, L'amour de loin tackles a number of highly topical themes: love from afar, the virtuality of ideal love and relations between East and West. The sensibilities and backgrounds of both Maalouf, a Lebanese-French author and journalist also living in Paris, and Saariaho-both voluntary exiles - brought them together to collarborate to turn a seemingly simple story into a complex story very simply told. On this spectacular new surround-sound recording, Kent Nagano leads the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and a trio of exceptional soloists.

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Beautiful opera, voices, well produced!
StephieJo | Northern Virginia | 02/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My husband has a collection of opera CDs which would rival a classical radio station so I was hesitant to add to it without his permission, but with Kent Nagano conducting and Dan Belcher singing, I thought, how could I go wrong? Well, I didn't--it is a beautiful recording of an unknown (at least to me) but beautiful opera. I highly recommend it to opera lovers!"