Christòpheren Nomura

Christòpheren Nomura : Dominick Argento | The Andrée Expedition (I) | Christòpheren Nomura & Eric Malson | 2001

Part One: In the Air (beginning)
1. Prologue
2. The Balloon Rises
3. Pride and Ambition

Christòpheren Nomura, baritone, and Eric Malson, piano perform Dominick Argento’s 1980 song cycle “The Andrée Expedition”, recorded live in 2001. Written for Swedish baritone Håkan Hagegård, the songs are settings of passages from the diaries and notebooks of the three members of an ill-fated Swedish expedition to the North Pole, undertaken in a hydrogen balloon in 1897. Their bodies – and papers – were discovered 33 years later.