Stolen Gold: works by Tanaka; Paranosic; Rubin; Dusman; Shields, et al. / Airi Yoshioka, violin

Audio Samples

>León, Tania : Abanico, for solo violin
>Tanaka, Karen : Wave Mechanics 2, for solo violin
>Paranosic, Milica : Al Airi Lepo Sviri, for solo violin
>Rubin, Anna : Stolen Gold, for amplified baroque oboe, live electronics, and digital audio
>Dusman, Linda : Magnificat 3
>     lament, for solo violin
>Shields, Alice : Kyrielle, for solo violin
>Schack, Becca : Pulse, for solo violin

Album Summary

>León, Tania : Abanico, for solo violin
>Tanaka, Karen : Wave Mechanics 2, for solo violin
>Paranosic, Milica : Al Airi Lepo Sviri, for solo violin
>Rubin, Anna : Stolen Gold, for amplified baroque oboe, live electronics, and digital audio
>Dusman, Linda : Magnificat 3
>Shields, Alice : Kyrielle, for solo violin
>Schack, Becca : Pulse, for solo violin
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Violinist Airi Yoshioka's curiosity in the electro-acoustic medium led her to commission works from five composers - part of the seven breathtaking works that are all given their world-premiere performances on this recording. The program exhibits a wide range of contemporary styles and reveals a diverse culture of American women composers productive in the electro-acoustic music. Violinist Airi Yoshioka has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. Deeply committed to chamber music, she is the founding member of the Damocles Trio and Modigliani Quartet and has performed and recorded with the members of the Emerson, Brentano and Arditti Quartets. She has premiered dozens of works and continues to build repertoire for violin through her numerous commissions. A graduate of Yale and Juilliard, Ms. Yoshioka is associate professor of violin at the University of Maryland.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Yoshioka has a stunning, rich, expressive, flexible tone and an astonishing ability to make this stuff sound easy. She's the main draw of this program of electro-acoustic music; some of the pieces have depth, but after a while, they tend to sound only like collections of effects, however interesting some of the effects are. Milica Paranosic's Al Airi Lepo Sviri (Airi Plays So Beautifully) appeals to me the most, but I've always had a soft spot for Balkan music. Paranosic is from Serbia, and the folk influence, including pre-recorded folk singers, is strong in this piece. It is a mix of technology, abstraction, and folk music that doesn't offend any of its sources. Still, this release is not something I'm going to come back to. The sound is excellent. Notes in English.



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Works Details

>Tania León (1943 - ) : Abanico, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Tanaka, Karen : Wave Mechanics 2, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Paranosic, Milica : Al Airi Lepo Sviri, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Rubin, Anna : Stolen Gold, for amplified baroque oboe, live electronics, and digital audio
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991-2001

>Dusman, Linda : Magnificat 3 :: lament, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Shields, Alice : Kyrielle, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004-2005

>Schack, Becca : Pulse, for solo violin
  • Performer: Airi Yoshioka (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002