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Gordon, Michael (Composer); Van Gogh, Vincent (Subject) & Alarm Will Sound (Performers). MICHAEL GORDON: VAN GOGH: THE FIRST EDITION. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2007. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Debut Recording of the composer's landmark work. One of Michael Gordon's finest achievements. The 2007 First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the 2008 Reissued Edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Slipcased Compact Disc only that sold out shortly after its release. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. Presents, in its very first release, Michael Gordon's "Van Gogh" in a definitive performance by Alarm Will Sound. His "video opera". "Amongst my favorite Michael Gordon works: It's hard-hitting, edgy, but includes music of impassioned lyricism. On first hearing it, I was immediately moved by the story Michael tells of Van Gogh's life: His adolescent anxieties, professional challenges, and the sort of transcendence that comes with his eventual institutionalization. Brings a directness and intimacy to the Van Gogh story by sharing it entirely through the artist's own private letters. This emotional directness makes for some of his most powerful music" (Alan Pierson). "I have always loved this work. Alarm Will Sound's performance is everything I could have dreamed of: Funky, passionate, and precise" (Michael Gordon). An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Gordon and Alarm Will Sound collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen-marker in front by Michael Gordon. It is signed directly on the slipcase itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL GORDON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B00122Y56A. $50.00

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