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Mark Abel

Spectrum

Delos
Release Date: October 21, 2022

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Mark Abel on 'Trois Femmes ' Anne Wiazemsky
Hila Plitmann & Kindra Scharich — Two Queens
Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur - Mark Abel: 1966 (Excerpts)
1 Anne Wiazemsky  
2 Pina Pellicer  
3 Larisa Shepitko  
4 Reconciliation Day  
5 Out the Other Side  
6 The Maiden Esther  
7 Two Queens  
8 The Long March  
9 Fall Sunday, San Francisco  
10 First Love  
11 Somewhere in Wyoming  
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Celebrated sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian (four times a Juno Award winner) and Hila Plitmann (a pair of GRAMMY® Awards and a longtime Abel collaborator) are joined by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich in pre- senting the song cycles Trois Femmes du Cinema and 1966, and debuting Two Scenes from The Book of Esther, a provocative excerpt from an opera in develop- ment.

The album’s impressive array of instrumentalists in- cludes pianist Carol Rosenberger (making the final recording of her epic career, which includes well over 40 albums for Delos); fellow pianists Dominic Cheli, Sean Kennard and Jeffrey LaDeur; Alexander String Quartet violist David Samuel; Pacific Symphony concertmaster Dennis Kim; and cello star Jonah Kim.

Spectrum is Abel’s deepest and richest offering thus far, underscoring previous kudos from Gramophone (“music compelling in narrative depth and energy”), The Whole Note (“a compositional master of intriguing contemporary music”) and The Journal of Singing (“bold and ambitious ideas and the resourcefulness to nearly always bring them to full and effective fruition”).

Founded in 1973, Delos has released more than 650 albums featuring top artists. A pioneer in digital recording, Delos is known as a label with a strong personality that attracts a host of major performers and has also garnered acclaim for the technical excellence of its recordings.

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