Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 59:39 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Classical
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Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and instruments, commemorates the Pennsylvania coal miners whose work fueled the industrial revolution. Drawing from oral histories, interviews, speeches, local rhymes and featuring the rich instrumental sounds of the region, Anthracite Fields provides an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. After extensive research about life in the Pennsylvania coal fields where the purest form of coal, anthracite, is found, Wolfe uncovered a complex world of political battles and deep cultural expressions.