CANTOS: Music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

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Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was born in Guadalajara, México in 1962. After initial studies in México, he pursued his musical education in at the University of California, San Diego and at the University of Pennsylvania where his principal teacher was George Crumb. The miniature opera NiñoPolilla, on a libretto by Juan Trigos senior, is a funny but very lugubrious story, eminently Mexican, with the directness of an old fairy tale. The scenic cantata Comala, is based on the novel Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo. The song cycle Flores del Viento is a setting of poems by Laura Zohn (with the exception of “El Río Pasa”, of ancient Otomí origin). The poems in Flores del Viento recount the episode of Quetzaclcóatl’s deception at the hands of Tezcatlipoca. Quetzalcóatl (translated as “the feathered serpent”) was a pre-Hispanic deity.

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Niño Polilla for soprano, tenor, baritone & fifteen instruments

Tony Arnold soprano

Scott Perkins, tenor

Alexander Hurd, baritone

Eastman BroadBand -
Juan Trigos, conductor


Flores del Viento for baritone and six instruments

Alexander Hurd, baritone

Eastman BroadBand -
Juan Trigos, conductor


Comala for soprano, tenor, narrator, and eight instruments

Tony Arnold, soprano

Scott Perkins, tenor

Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, narrator

Eastman BroadBand - Juan Trigos, conductor

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