Crosscurrents / Music for Chamber Orchestra by American Composers / Farnum, Levin, Porfiris, Dejean

> Tango-Overture - Tango-Overture
> Serenata No. 1, "Legados imaginarios" - I. Freely – Allegro risoluto, "Goes Dancing At"
> Serenata No. 1, "Legados imaginarios" - II. Elegantly melancholic
> Serenata No. 1, "Legados imaginarios" - III. Tiempo de Danzon
> China Quartet: China I, "Shanghai" (version for voice, bassoon and orchestra) - No. 1. Prelude and Separation on the River Kiang
> China Quartet: China I, "Shanghai" (version for voice, bassoon and orchestra) - No. 2. Taking Leave of a Friend
> China Quartet: China I, "Shanghai" (version for voice, bassoon and orchestra) - No. 3. Leave-taking near Shoku
> China Quartet: China I, "Shanghai" (version for voice, bassoon and orchestra) - No. 4. The City of Choan
> Spirit Labyrinth II - Spirit Labyrinth II
> Confrontacion - Confrontacion

Album Summary

>Lezcano, Jose : Tango-Overture, for orchestra
>Banks, Brian : Serenata no 1 (Legados imaginarios), for orchestra
>Constantinides, Dinos : China 1 - Shanghai, Songs of Departure, for voice & orchestra
>Yip, Stephen [Composer] : Spirit Labyrinth II, for harp & orchestra
>Lifchitz, Max : Confrontacion, for viola & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release is first of five appealing and accessible post-modern works for chamber orchestra by four living composers. Elegantly performed by the acclaimed NYC based North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its founder, Max Lifchitz. Featured soloist is the acclaimed Turkish Ud virtuoso Münir Nurettin Beken who performs his own concerto.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recital Hall of the Purchase Performing Arts Center, Pu.



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Works Details

>José Lezcano (1960 - ) : Tango-Overture, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Max Lifchitz
  • Ensemble: North/South Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Banks, Brian : Serenata no 1 (Legados imaginarios), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Max Lifchitz
  • Ensemble: North/South Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 9 sec.
  • Written: 2008

>Constantinides, Dinos : China 1 - Shanghai, Songs of Departure, for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Gilbert Dejean (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Max Lifchitz
  • Ensemble: North/South Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Yip, Stephen [Composer] : Spirit Labyrinth II, for harp & orchestra
  • Performer: Megan Levin (Harp)
  • Conductor: Max Lifchitz
  • Ensemble: North/South Consonance
  • Running Time: 11 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Lifchitz, Max : Confrontación, for viola & orchestra
  • Performer: Rita Porfiris (Viola)
  • Conductor: Max Lifchitz
  • Ensemble: North/South Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006