RICHARD DANIELPOUR (b.1956): Symphony No. 3 for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra "Journey without Distance", The Awaking Heart, First Light.
Catalogue Number: 09O080
Description: Neo-romantic in inclination, with a strong talent for orchestration and orchestral color, Danielpour's music unites energy, intensity and serenity as in 1988's First Light whose rhythmic intensity alternates with hypnotic chant melodies. Heart (1990), a 24-minute piece in three movements, and the two-movement symphony (1989) both chart the often-essayed journey from darkness to light in prime examples of the qualities listed above. No texts. Faith Esham (soprano), Seattle Symphony and Chorale; Gerard Schwarz. Original 1992 Delos release.