aporias (1998)

Track Listing


Prelude  6:41
Impetuoso  3:31
Con Mistero  3:01
Languendo  2:34
Risentito  2:50
Freddamente  2:32
Religioso  2:05
Drammatico  4:53
Postlude  4:22
Coda  0:47



American Composers Orchestra 
Stephen Drury: Piano  
Dennis Russell Davies: Conductor
Hungarian Radio Children's Choir
William Manley, Craig McNutt, Robert Schulz, Gary Wallen - Hand Claps (Track 5)
William Drury - Conductor (Track 5)


Executive Producer - John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama
Recorded by Greg Squires
Matered by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital, NYC
Cover Painting by Francis Bacon
Design by Ikue Mori


An aporia is an impossible passage and this "Requia" pays tribute to the indomitable creative spirit that negotiates the aporia of life and death. Written for piano soloist, six boy sopranos and full orchestra, Aporias is John Zorn's most accomplished composition to date. Performed in Cologne, Vienna and at Carnegie Hall, this monumental piece, part piano concerto, part Requiem has been universally hailed by performers, composers and audience alike as a new vision of modern orchestral music. Performed here by pianist Stephen Drury, the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir and the American Composers Orchestra under the direction of Dennis Russell Davies, this premiere recording made under the supervision of the composer is an exhilarating experience filled with subtle detail, unusual instrumental colors and emotional power.

Series:  Composer Series

Catalogue Number:  TZ7037

Release Date:  1998