i wonder what you might make of Osvaldo Golijov. his "La Pasión según San Marcos" in particular.
I make a big deal over Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind,” on Pica’s Kronos box setit may have been what I was listening to when I wrote the last bit of my novel. Didn’t know about the Pasión, I will keep an eye out for it.
(Shostakovich, Symphony No. 14, conducted by Bernard Haitink with the poems in their original languages: it is really weird to hear Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sing in Spanish. Works, though. Being able to follow languages I sort of understand, instead of the usual Russian, made me realize that I had never quite stopped and listened to the symphony before. The question is whether any of this understanding will now translate back to the Russian versions.)