The Birth of Something
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An elegant chamber opera highlights this recording of the music of Anthony Brandt.

Highlighting this recording is the chamber opera, The Birth of Something on a libretto by Will Eno. Commissioned by Da Camera of Houston, The Birth of Something represents an important, elegant, and highly personal contribution to the genre. An associate professor of composition at Rice University, composer Anthony Brandt earned his degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and Harvard. Among his many honors and awards are a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. He is co-founder and artistic director of the Houston-based contemporary music ensemble Musiqa.
Contents:
Anthony Brandt, composer
The Birth of Something
Karol Bennett, soprano, Michael Chioldi, baritone, Maia String Quartet, Blake Wilkins, percussion, Jonathan Shames, conductor

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