Georges Aperghis: 14 Récitations

Soprano Stephanie Lamprea performs the entirety of Georges Aperghis’ 14 Récitations. A 45-minute avant-garde song cycle for unaccompanied voice, 14 Récitations (1977–78) shatters traditions of music and theater through innovative uses of atonality, extended vocal techniques (including operatic singing, speaking, sputters and screams), puzzles and repetitions. Each movement incorporates variations of non-semantic text-setting, incorporating combined fragments of French words and vocal utterances to create “mental portraits en miniature.” (Aperghis)