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Charles Wuorinen: The Dante Trilogy (Chamber Version) - Alan R. Kay (clarinet); Alan R. Kay (clarinet); Benjamin Ramirez (percussion); Cameron Grant (piano);...
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  1. Mission of Virgil, ballet in 7 parts
  2. The Great Procession, ballet
  3. The River of Light, ballet
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The Dante Trilogy consists of three modernist ballets by Charles Wuorinen: The Mission of Virgil (1993), The Great Procession (1995), and The River of Light (1996), which correspond to the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso of La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri. Without attempting to depict the poem's otherworldly narrative through scene painting, Wuorinen instead supplies stark tableaux and brooding atmospheres that suggest the action and allow the imagination to roam freely through Dante's cosmology. Pianists Richard ...