Jonathan Sheffer's 'The
Conference of the Birds' -
'Recommended for its colorful, often striking orchestral effects.'
This release has two versions of The Conference of the Birds by Jonathan Sheffer. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato narrates the first with orchestral accompaniment.He dreams he has been transformed into a hoopoe who will lead all birds to Simorgh, a legendary Phoenix-like bird, the key to enlightenment.
Sheffer's rewrite and Joyce DiDonato's perfectly naïve, awe-filled reading indicate the piece is intended primarily for younger listeners in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra...
Copyright © 7 January 2017
San Diego, USA