Five Poems by Delphine Lecompte

Louis Andriessen: The only one (feat. Nora Fischer)

Salonen, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Fischer

Serial minimalism, Stravinsky-esque instrumentalization, Mexican brass and a Dies-Irae quote. The only one by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen sets to music five poems from the cycle De dieren in mij (The Animal in Me) by contemporary Flemish poet Delphine Lecompte. A commission to mark the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the work sees the most important Dutch composer of our times working with a vast range of colors and styles. Dutch singer Nora Fischer lends the work her highly versatile voice, putting her own unique spin on the sombre music.