Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields ()

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Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music. Wolfe teaches in New York, but she grew up far from its music scene in the coal fields of western Pennsylvania that form the subject matter for this work. Wolfe's nearest ancestor is John Adams, the choral declamation of whose On the Transmigration of Souls will give you an idea the kind of personal and tragic minimalist style you get here. Wolfe breaks up words and names into choral syllables with powerful effect, most of all in the opening "Foundation" ...

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Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields
2015, Cantaloupe

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