Based on the Babylonian poem of the third century B.C., this late work in three parts for soloists, speaker, chorus, and orchestra is part sacred cantata, part secular oratorio, part instrumental symphony, and always very strange. Its themes are uncanny but unforgettable, its harmonies are tonal but unconventional, its sonorities are stark but radiant, its forms are flexible but monumental, and its whole effect is distinctly disquieting.
Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek
Prague Philharmonic Choir – choir master Josef Veselka
Source: SQ encoded CD
Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/DD