Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet

Mohammed Fairouz is one of most frequently performed and recorded young composers. He makes his Deutsche Grammophon Debut in January 2015 with the release of Follow, Poet. The album features premiere recordings of the song cycle Audenesque, performed by Kate Lindsey, as well as the ballet, Sadat. Both are performed by the New York chamber orchestra Ensemble LPR, conducted by Evan Rogister. Follow, Poet is a homage to "great language," Fairouz said, growing out of his collaboration with the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
Follow, Poet
Released: January 27, 2015
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Audenesque
Mohammed Fairouz says this song cycle began as a conversation with Seamus Heaney.
Text
Mohammed Fairouz says his compositions always begin with a text or visual image.
Sadat
Mohammed Fairouz says he used percussion to narrate the life story of Anwar Sadat.
Great Language
Mohammed Fairouz explains why music and poetry’s role in society matters to him.
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