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Erickson: Auroras, Night Music, East of the Beach / Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Album Summary

>Erickson, Robert : Night Music, for orchestra
>Erickson, Robert : Fantasy for cello & orchestra
>Erickson, Robert : East of the Beach, for orchestra
>Erickson, Robert : Auroras, for orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in Michigan but for most of his life a true Californian, Robert Erickson had a reputation as a maverick. He was a profound and original musical thinker who embraced the expressive possibilities of all music, from the Western classics and moderns of his own early education to Indian and Balinese traditions and all manner of contemporary experimentation, as long as it served a musical purpose. When encountering his work, one doesn't need to know more than one hears: what's important are the sounds one encounters and the expressive journey they suggest for each listener. These four works, all (except Night Music) world-premiere recordings, represent the best of his orchestral output, including the piece considered its apex, Auroras.

"Clarity and atmosphere are the bywords for these expert performances by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project under their indefatigable director Gil Rose. Perfectly paced and stunningly recorded too. Popper-Keizer is decisive and sensitive in the Fantasy, as is the unnamed trumpeter in Night Music. As is usual with New World, the CD comes with detailed notes, these by Alan Rich and former Fanfare contributor Robert Kirzinger. This is unquestionably the kind of music that draws you in and eventually grows on you. I suspect it may grow on me to the extent that it reaches my 2009 Want List." - Phillip Scott, Fanfare



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Works Details

>Erickson, Robert : Night Music, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (02/21/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>Erickson, Robert : Fantasy for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Rafi Popper-Keizer (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (02/21/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Erickson, Robert : East of the Beach, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (02/21/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Erickson, Robert : Auroras, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (02/21/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982-1985