Garrop: Mythology Symphony

American composer Stacy Garrop’s first album of orchestral music features the world-premiere recording of her Mythology Symphony, a five-movement work inspired by famous female figures from Greek mythology. The symphony receives a typically vibrant and compelling performance by Billboard-charting international conductor Alonda de la Parra leading the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Symphony Orchestra of Roosevelt University. Peabody Conservatory-based conductor Markand Thakar directs the CCPA Chamber Orchestra in world-premiere recordings of Garrop’s mythic Thunderwalker and Shadow, a moving interplay of counterpoint, shifting textures, and profound emotion.

Reviews

“Taking five female figures from Greek mythology as her inspiration, American composer Stacy Garrop’s Mythology Symphony is a powerful five movement structure…”

“…All performances are delivered with technical assurance and a real sense of involvement; the recording itself has a wonderful sense of presence…”

“…The disc represents a fascinating journey into the mind of a most talented composer.” –Colin Clarke, Fanfare

Audio

Stream Audio

Track Listing

1I. Becoming Medusa12:53
2II. Penelope Waits5:55
3III. The Lovely Sirens5:33
4IV. The Fates of Man8:18
5V. Pandora Undone7:32
6I. Ritual4:24
7II. Invoking the Gods2:39
8III. Summoned5:22
9Shadow8:32

Recording Info

Release Date: November 13, 2015

Label: Cedille Records

Total Length: 1:01:08


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