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American Classics - Open Crossings - Teirstein: Kopanitza, etc / Cygnus Ensemble, Kiev PO, et al

Album Summary

>Teirstein, Andy : Kopanitza, for violin & viola
>Teirstein, Andy : Invention, for ensemble
>Teirstein, Andy : What is Left of Us, for 4 voices, viola & cello
>Teirstein, Andy : Suite, for string quartet
>Teirstein, Andy : The Shooting of Dan McGrew, for narrator & ensemble
>Teirstein, Andy : Movements (3), for string quartet & folk musician
>Teirstein, Andy : Turn Me Loose, for piano trio
>Teirstein, Andy : Marmures, for viola & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Andy Teirstein's background in movement theater (from his early work as a musical clown in a Mexican circus to his long association with music for dance) has given him a unique perspective on the dramatic possibilities of composition. The works heard here translate theatrical physicality into a variety of musical impulses, drawing inspiration from Balkan, Appalachian and Jewish influences, the music of Bartok, and setting the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and Robert Service. The results juxtapose folk and new-music styles in a series of compelling and highly satisfying scenarios.



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Works Details

>Teirstein, Andy : Kopanitza, for violin & viola
  • Performers: Yuri Vodovos (Violin); Andy Teirstein (Viola)
  • Notes: Elebash Hall, New York City (10/30/2007/11/14/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Teirstein, Andy : Invention, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: Cygnus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Teirstein, Andy : What is Left of Us, for 4 voices, viola & cello
  • Performers: Andy Teirstein (Viola); Aurelia Schenker (Soprano); Willa Roberts (Mezzo Soprano); Erik Friedlander (Cello); Eva Primack (Alto)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Teirstein, Andy : Suite, for string quartet :: 1. Allemande
  • Performers: Sam Kephardt (Viola); Bruce Wang (Cello); Susan Shumway (Violin); Mary Rowell (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Teirstein, Andy : Suite, for string quartet :: 2. Sarabande
  • Performers: Bruce Wang (Cello); Mary Rowell (Violin); Sam Kephardt (Viola); Susan Shumway (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Teirstein, Andy : Suite, for string quartet :: 3. Pavanne
  • Performers: Bruce Wang (Cello); Mary Rowell (Violin); Sam Kephardt (Viola); Susan Shumway (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Teirstein, Andy : Suite, for string quartet :: 4. Gigue
  • Performers: Bruce Wang (Cello); Sam Kephardt (Viola); Mary Rowell (Violin); Susan Shumway (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Teirstein, Andy : The Shooting of Dan McGrew, for narrator & ensemble
  • Performers: Diliana Momtchilova (Cello); Margaret Kampmeier (Piano); Yuri Vodovos (Violin); Robert Middleton (Clarinet); Margaret Lancaster (Flute); Thomas Hutchinson (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Movements (3), for string quartet & folk musician :: 1. Limberjack
  • Performers: Andy Teirstein (Banjo); Andy Teirstein (Harmonica); Andy Teirstein (Viola)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Movements (3), for string quartet & folk musician :: 2. Vest Pocket
  • Performers: Andy Teirstein (Harmonica); Andy Teirstein (Banjo); Andy Teirstein (Viola)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Movements (3), for string quartet & folk musician :: 3. East Virginia
  • Performers: Andy Teirstein (Harmonica); Andy Teirstein (Viola); Andy Teirstein (Banjo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Turn Me Loose, for piano trio :: 1. The Old Trail
  • Performers: Norman Carey (Piano); Diliana Momtchilova (Cello); Yuri Vodovos (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Alaria Trio
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Turn Me Loose, for piano trio :: 2. The Creek
  • Performers: Norman Carey (Piano); Diliana Momtchilova (Cello); Yuri Vodovos (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Alaria Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Turn Me Loose, for piano trio :: 3. The Rebbe's Dance
  • Performers: Norman Carey (Piano); Yuri Vodovos (Violin); Diliana Momtchilova (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Alaria Trio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Teirstein, Andy : Marmures, for viola & orchestra :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Danielle Farina (Viola)
  • Conductor: Robert Winstin
  • Ensemble: Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Teirstein, Andy : Marmures, for viola & orchestra :: 2. Lento
  • Performer: Danielle Farina (Viola)
  • Conductor: Robert Winstin
  • Ensemble: Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Teirstein, Andy : Marmures, for viola & orchestra :: 3. Presto
  • Performer: Danielle Farina (Viola)
  • Conductor: Robert Winstin
  • Ensemble: Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto