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Collected Music of Jerome David Goodman / Vladimir Valek, Ron Dank, Jana Herajnova

> Montsegur Suite - I. Fortress
> Montsegur Suite - II. Lamentation
> Montsegur Suite - III. Celebration
> Montsegur Suite - IV. Siege
> 3 Piano Preludes - 3 Piano Preludes
> Saxophone Quartet - I. Animated
> Saxophone Quartet - II. Contemplative and Tranquil
> Saxophone Quartet - III. Expressive and Dramatic
> Saxophone Quartet - IV. Presto, Vigorous
> Violin Concerto - I. Vigorous
> Violin Concerto - II. Leisurely
> Violin Concerto - III. Spirited

Album Summary

>Goodman, Jerome David : Montsegur Suite, for wind quintet & double bass
>Goodman, Jerome David : Preludes (3) for piano
>Goodman, Jerome David : Saxophone Quartet
>Goodman, Jerome David : Concerto for Violin
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Goodman's works posses a unique musical language, marked by his blending of the lush and rhapsodic with the tough and rigorous, often incorporated into the same piece to provide narrative development. A retrospective album featuring a variety of his compositional output spanning the past two decades, this album features four of his works for various configurations.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Jerome Goodman is a cellist, composer, and M.D., born in 1933. The Montsegur Suite, for wind quintet and double bass was written for a French television program commemorating the 750th anniversary of the massacre of the Cathars at Montsegur. The notes describe it programatically, following the story line closely. The Preludes are ruminative, with a touches of impressionism and romanticism behind everything. The set opens with a thunderclap, and there are occasional outbursts; the final prelude is a tango possessed by a Eusebius teethed on Schoenberg and a Florestan reared on Debussy. The Saxophone Quartet is the most genial of all the works here. II, the slow movement, has some gorgeous pensive moments. The piece is meaty, too, and I've ended up liking it the best. The Violin Concerto is a hefty piece; it has been compared to Berg's and it indeed bears a resemblance, in orchestration and in harmonies there's a little Hindemith as well. The musicians all play very well - Mr Goodman has to be very thankful! I'm glad to have heard this music, and I'd be happy to hear more of his compositions. Notes in English.


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Works Details

>Goodman, Jerome David : Montségur Suite, for wind quintet & double bass
  • Conductor: Vladimir Valek
  • Ensemble: New Slovak Wind Quintet
  • Running Time: 21 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1993

>Goodman, Jerome David : Preludes (3) for piano
  • Performer: Ran Dank (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prism Quartet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Goodman, Jerome David : Saxophone Quartet
  • Ensemble: Prism Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 16 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Goodman, Jerome David : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Jana Herajnova (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vladimír Válek
  • Running Time: 22 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1995