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the CIVIL warS

Holland Festival 2014

Philip Glass

Philip Glass The CIVIL warS

Radio Filharmonic Orchestra and Radio Choir conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

Thursday June 19, 2014, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam

the CIVIL warS – A tree is best measured when it is down. Act V – Rome section(1983)

Libretto: Maita di Nascemi en Robert Wilson.
Texts in Latin, Italian, English

Snow Owl/Alcmena (soprano): Sara Hershkowitz
Mother/Mrs. Lincoln (alto): Cécile van de Sant
Garibaldi (tenor): Donald Kaasch
Abraham Lincoln (baritone): Christian Miedl
Hercules (bass): Jaco Huypen

On ‘tape’
Young Mrs. Lincoln: Laurie Anderson
General Robert E. Lee: Robert Wilson

Broadcast Friday June 20 on Radio 4, 8 pm in Avondconcert. Music starting at 40’30”.