Aporias: Requia for Piano and Orchestra

Aporias: Requia for Piano and Orchestra is an album of contemporary classical music by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn performed by Stephen Drury, the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir and the American Composers Orchestra.[1]

Aporias: Requia for Piano and Orchestra
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1998
GenreAvant-garde, contemporary classical music
LabelTzadik TZ 7037
ProducerJohn Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Masada: Yod
Aporias: Requia for Piano and Orchestra
The Bribe


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

The Allmusic review by Joslyn Layne awarded the album 3½ stars stating "the first three sections of this modern orchestral work are elusive, a crinoline fog of overtones emanating from various parts of the orchestra, be it the string section, or the boy sopranos of the Hungarian radio children's choir. The immediate opening lures you in with a few familiar quotes, but soon the composition heads into otherworldly passages, with an exploratory treatment," for, with "a range of bass drums, Eastern percussion hints, and interjections of orchestral warm-up moments," the "composition slips by in the shadows, remaining obscured even while enunciating.".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by John Zorn.

  1. "Prelude" - 6:40
  2. "Impetuoso" 3:31
  3. "Con Mistero" - 2:58
  4. "Languendo" - 2:33
  5. "Risentito" - 2:50
  6. "Freddamente" - 2:33
  7. "Religioso" - 2:04
  8. "Drammatico" - 4:52
  9. "Postlude" 4:21
  10. "Coda" - 0:49



  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Layne, J. Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2012