William Kraft: Vintage Renaissance & Beyond

Audio Samples

>Kraft, William : Vintage Renaissance and Beyond, for ensemble
>Kraft, William : Suite for Percussion
>Kraft, William : Concerto for Four Solo Percussion & Wind Ensemble (transcribed from version for percussion & orchest
>Kraft, William : Encounters VI for Roto Toms and Percussion Quartet
>Kraft, William : Encounters IX for Alto Saxophone and Percussion

Album Summary

>Kraft, William : Vintage Renaissance and Beyond, for ensemble
>Kraft, William : Suite for Percussion
>Kraft, William : Concerto for Four Solo Percussion & Wind Ensemble (transcribed from version for percussion & orchest
>Kraft, William : Encounters VI for Roto Toms and Percussion Quartet
>Kraft, William : Encounters IX for Alto Saxophone and Percussion
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Notes & Reviews:

William Kraft (b.1923) has had a long and active career as composer, conductor, timpanist/percussionist and teacher. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 26 years, where he also served as composer-in-residence. His music has been performed by major orchestras throughout the United States and he has been commissioned by many distinguished ensembles. This is the sixth disc devoted to his music on Albany Records.

"Percussion music forms an important part of his output. The attractive suite contains three movements that Kraft specifically wrote for pedagogical purposes. His Concerto of Four Percussion Soloists and Symphonic Wind Ensemble is more ambitious and imaginatively scored: Kraft's musical language is on the conventional side, sometimes humorous, sometimes extremely poignant."- ARG



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Works Details

>Kraft, William : Vintage Renaissance and Beyond, for ensemble
  • Conductor: Mary Chun
  • Ensemble: Earplay
  • Running Time: 13 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kraft, William : Suite for Percussion
  • Performers: Hans Morrison (Percussion); Ted Adkatz (Percussion); Scott Vincent (Percussion); John Tanzer (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Frank Epstein
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kraft, William : Concerto for Four Solo Percussion & Wind Ensemble (transcribed from version for percussion & orchest
  • Performers: Matthew Manturuk (Percussion); John Tanzer (Percussion); Eric Milstein (Percussion); Scott Vincent (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Frank Battisti
  • Ensemble: New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 22 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kraft, William : Encounters VI for Roto Toms and Percussion Quartet
  • Performers: Matthew Manturuk (Percussion); Rhett Campo (Percussion); Joel Stucki (Percussion); Jeff Ridgeway (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kraft, William : Encounters IX for Alto Saxophone and Percussion
  • Performers: Marshall Taylor (Saxophone); Don Liuzzi (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern