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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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Press Quotes

Opera News
“This polystylistic, transcultural melting pot of a song cycle is disorienting, rapturous, unsettling and transcendent.”

The Globe and Mail
Ayre is … an ecstatic demonstration of the power of music to express the human condition. It may be
one of the defining works of the new century.”

“Golijov has instead fashioned a careening, vital, emotional, wild concoction that demonstrates one
essential fact: that all human emotions (and Ayre has them all) … are shared and shareable.”

Chicago Suntimes
“Golijov’s score makes magical use of his orchestra, from a full complement of cellos to a vivid brass
section, to produce richly layered suggestions of natural sounds that range from birds and insects to a
more momentous sense of the shifts in the greater cosmos from agitation to calm."

Recommended Recording

Miriam Khalil / Against the Grain Theatre
Against the Grain Records

Purchase the album on Amazon or iTunes. Learn more about the album on Against the Grain Theatre's website.


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