Based on the Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit text that delves into the discussion between the divine Krishna and earthbound Arjuna, Douglas Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma draws from both Indian and western musical traditions to create a compelling musical drama. Cuomo joins Seth Boustead in the studio to talk about his composition.
Douglas Cuomo– Arjuna’s Dilemma
Scene 1 — The Dilemma , Gathering Forces, My Limbs Fail, Oh Krishna
Scene 2 — The Answer , My Head Turns , The Answer Part I , The Answer Part II , My Head Turns (reprise) , The Answer Part III
Scene 3 — The Vision, I am the Beginning, The Vision, I am death, Four-armed form , Epilogue: I will fight, Postlude