The Music Of George Edwards

Audio Samples

>Edwards, George : The Isle is Full of Noises, for ensemble
>Edwards, George : Suave Mari Magno, for piano
>Edwards, George : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Edwards, George : Czeched Swing, for piano
>Edwards, George : Trio for horn, violin & piano

Album Summary

>Edwards, George : The Isle is Full of Noises, for ensemble
>Edwards, George : Suave Mari Magno, for piano
>Edwards, George : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Edwards, George : Czeched Swing, for piano
>Edwards, George : Trio for horn, violin & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

George Edwards graduated from Oberlin and then did graduate study at Princeton, where he studied with Milton Babbitt, Earl Kim and Edward T. Cone. He taught at the New England Conservatory and then moved to Columbia University in 1977 where he taught composition and theory until 2004 when he retired. George Edwards' longtime friend and colleague, the composer and theorist Fred Lerdahl, identifies three basic strands in Edwards' music. First, it is relentlessly contrapuntal. Second, Lerdahl notes that while the music is not truly serial, the works of twelve-tone composers have had a profound effect. Finally, the music shows a strong affinity for the lyrical intensity and harmonic richness of the late Romantic Austro-German repertoire. These three strands coalesce in important ways to form the essence of George Edwards' unique compositional voice. With the release of this recording, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with a composer of the first order.

"All of the performers are both technically world-class and inspired. Most importantly, all of these musicians play con amore. Albany’s sound is excellent, making this one potentially Want List material." -Fanfare



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Works Details

>Edwards, George : The Isle is Full of Noises, for ensemble
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Milarsky
  • Ensemble: Manhattan Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Edwards, George : Suave Mari Magno, for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Gosling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Edwards, George : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 22 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Edwards, George : Czeched Swing, for piano
  • Performer: Stephen Gosling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Edwards, George : Trio for horn, violin & piano
  • Performers: Aaron Boyd (Violin); Patrick Pridemore (French Horn); Stephen Gosling (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1987