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Pleasure is the Law - Carter, Berlioz, Jones, Martin, Lieberson, Hurník / Nadine Asin, Elaine Douvas, Darrett Adkins, Steven Beck

Album Summary

>Carter, Elliott : Sonata for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord
>Hurnik, Ilja : Sonata da camera for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord
>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Jones, Kelsey : Sonata da Camera, for flute, oboe & harpsichord
>Martin, Frank : Pièce brève (Short Piece), for oboe, flute & harp (from "Le Mystère de la Nativité")
>Lieberson, Peter : Feast Day, for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord (or piano)
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Notes & Reviews:

This recording demonstrates how a baroque ensemble can serve the imaginations of more recent composers. Many of the works presented here are rarely performed or recorded, and demand players who are comfortable with both 18th century colors and 20th century techniques.



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Works Details

>Carter, Elliott : Sonata for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord
  • Performers: Darrett Adkins (Cello); Nadine Asin (Flute); Steven Beck (Harpsichord); Elaine Douvas (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Hurnik, Ilja : Sonata da camera for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord
  • Performers: Darrett Adkins (Cello); Nadine Asin (Flute); Steven Beck (Harpsichord); Elaine Douvas (Oboe); Erik Nielsen (Harp)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
  • Performers: Darrett Adkins (Cello); Nadine Asin (Flute); Steven Beck (Harpsichord); Elaine Douvas (Oboe); Erik Nielsen (Harp)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Jones, Kelsey : Sonata da Camera, for flute, oboe & harpsichord
  • Performers: Nadine Asin (Flute); Steven Beck (Harpsichord); Elaine Douvas (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 51 sec.
  • Written: 1957

>Martin, Frank : Pièce brève (Short Piece), for oboe, flute & harp (from "Le Mystère de la Nativité")
  • Performers: Nadine Asin (Flute); Elaine Douvas (Oboe); Erik Nielsen (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Lieberson, Peter : Feast Day, for flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord (or piano)
  • Performers: Darrett Adkins (Cello); Nadine Asin (Flute); Steven Beck (Harpsichord); Elaine Douvas (Oboe); Erik Nielsen (Harp)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985