The Dante CD includes a 32 page colour booklet featuring images from The Royal Ballet's performance of The Dante Project with artwork by Tacita Dean.
Nonesuch Records releases the premiere audio recording of Thomas Adès’ Dante – a ballet score in three parts based on Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia – recorded by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel at a concert performance last spring at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dante was first performed at the Royal Opera House as part of Wayne McGregor’s The Dante Project for the Royal Ballet, with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and with designs by visual artist Tacita Dean. The piece’s three parts are ‘Inferno’, ‘Purgatorio’, and ‘Paradiso’. In speaking of ‘Inferno’, Adès called it “a grateful tribute to Franz Liszt, the composer of hell and demonic music.”
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel
Running Time: 91 mins 2 CDS
Cover images from Tacita Dean's design for The Dante Project.