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This album is a rather unusual world premiere of an opera that exists only as a recording. LRK's artistic director Sigvards Klava recalls a following encounter: "Abols brought over a bucket filled with sheets of music, and it took him a week of sorting them all out to put the opera score in the correct order. Sometimes he wasn't even sure which direction to hold the paper in order to read the music. I mean, truly splendid! We did the recording in the summer of 2010 in the basement of my house. Abols basically lived with us for that whole time and was present at almost all of the recording sessions. The singers arrived alone, or sometimes in pairs, and he tried to explain to each one the type of character they were to portray. We spent about a month and a half on the project. He also played his soprano saxophone; that was his vaunted psychodelia (and no, he didn't say 'psychedelia', as would be correct). When it came to jazz licks, he liked to play the walking bass, because it's impossible to mess up.
This album is a rather unusual world premiere of an opera that exists only as a recording. LRK's artistic director Sigvards Klava recalls a following encounter: "Abols brought over a bucket filled with sheets of music, and it took him a week of sorting them all out to put the opera score in the correct order. Sometimes he wasn't even sure which direction to hold the paper in order to read the music. I mean, truly splendid! We did the recording in the summer of 2010 in the basement of my house. Abols basically lived with us for that whole time and was present at almost all of the recording sessions. The singers arrived alone, or sometimes in pairs, and he tried to explain to each one the type of character they were to portray. We spent about a month and a half on the project. He also played his soprano saxophone; that was his vaunted psychodelia (and no, he didn't say 'psychedelia', as would be correct). When it came to jazz licks, he liked to play the walking bass, because it's impossible to mess up.
4751025441106

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 07/08/2022
UPC: 4751025441106

Juris Abols: Xeniae
Artist: Juris Abols / Klava,Sigvards / Latvian Radio Choir
Format: CD
New: Available to Order 2- 3 days $22.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Hic Est
2. Ir Dzive Kustiba / Life Is Movement
3. Ja Nu Jums Patiesi Bailes / In Case You're Really Afraid
4. Taidas Monologs Un Arija / Thaïs' Monologue And Aria
5. Marciala Padoms, Zevam Leda Deva Par Velti / Martial's Advice, Leda Gave It Up To Zeus For Nothing
6. Hoetiskais Tango / Hoetic Tango
7. Pakalpuses Aplukosanas Dziesma / The Song About Looking At One's Bottom
8. Oda Arija / The Mosquito's Aria
9. Zevs Varenais / Mighty Zeus
10. Vina Dziesma / The Wine Song
11. Marcials Apjauta / Martial Enquires
12. K-Suns Vadmotivs / Leitmotif
13. Vingrosanas Skolotajs / Gym Teacher
14. Demostrata Monologs / Demostratus' Monologue
15. Marciala Monologs I / Martial's Monologue I
16. Ko Lielies / What Are You Boasting About
17. Marciala Monologs II / Martial's Monologue II
18. Mizanscena / Mise-en-scène
19. Cukas Arija / The Pig's Aria
20. Netiras Naudas Atmazgasana / Laundering Of Dirty Money
21. Cinisanas Uz Dzivibu Un Navi / Fighting For Life Or Death
22. Marciala Recitativs, Fanfaras / Martial's Recitative, Fanfares
23. Falliskais Rituals / Phallic Ritual
24. Korifejs, Muza / Coryphaeus, Muse
25. Marciala Monologs III / Martial's Monologue III
26. Tu, Lielais Gudriniek! / You Big Know-It-All!
27. Finals / Finale

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This album is a rather unusual world premiere of an opera that exists only as a recording. LRK's artistic director Sigvards Klava recalls a following encounter: "Abols brought over a bucket filled with sheets of music, and it took him a week of sorting them all out to put the opera score in the correct order. Sometimes he wasn't even sure which direction to hold the paper in order to read the music. I mean, truly splendid! We did the recording in the summer of 2010 in the basement of my house. Abols basically lived with us for that whole time and was present at almost all of the recording sessions. The singers arrived alone, or sometimes in pairs, and he tried to explain to each one the type of character they were to portray. We spent about a month and a half on the project. He also played his soprano saxophone; that was his vaunted psychodelia (and no, he didn't say 'psychedelia', as would be correct). When it came to jazz licks, he liked to play the walking bass, because it's impossible to mess up.
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