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Disc No: CYP5607 Georges Aperghis, a French of Greek origin, is one of today's most exciting composers, and it is a truism to say his universe is closely linked to the theatral world. After Freud, Levi-Strauss, Diderot and Kafak a.o., he meets Heiner Müller, and more exactly this "Hamletmaschine" which results from the great writer's obsession for the shakespearian character. Premiered by Ictus on 30th of September 2000 at Festival Musica in Strasbourg, which commissioned the work, Die Hamletmaschine-Oratorio travels since then across Europe with much echo. Indeed, Aperghis' musical theatre finds his path in contact with the text of Müller, which he treats with definitely personal eyes and spirit. "What I wish to show with this oratorio is a precise image which splits herfself, continually interrupted by musical telegrams" (Georges Aperghis). A myth comes undone; a great work is in process of being built; Ictus is present, at the right moment and right place. Once more.
Price: Sek. 160
Name: Georges Aperghis - Live

Aperghis, Georges Die Hamletmaschine-oratorio
Françoise Kubler, soprano
Lionel Peintre, baritone
Romain Bischoff, baritone
Geneviève Strosser, viola & voice
Jean-Pierre Drouet, percussions & voice
SWR Vocalensemble Stuttgart
Ictus Ensemble - Georges-Elie Octors

Toccata, January 2004 Webmaster