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Mark Winges: Night Voiced - New Chamber Music for Viola / Ellen Ruth Rose, viola

Album Summary

>Winges, Mark : Night-Voiced, for viola & organ
>Winges, Mark : Reciprocal Tapestries, for viola, cello & piano
>Winges, Mark : Diverted Vignettes, for viola
>Winges, Mark : San Francisco Stopover, for viola, cello & guitar
>Winges, Mark : Night-Voiced, for viola & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Night Voice, the new release by San Francisco composer Mark Winges, is a collection of warm sounding and texturally rich works featuring the viola in a lush variety of solo, duo, and trio contexts. Winges' music has been described as 'stylistically adventurous in setting, but strongly beholden to conventional means' (Gramophone) and 'a composer with the skill and self-confidence to write music that is clear, direct, and at times even simple, but not at all simple-minded' (San Francisco Classical Voice).

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Mark Winges was born in 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in San Francisco, where he plays the organ and composes with Rotring pens. This program is called Night Voiced and contains new chamber music for viola. It begins and ends with a nine minute piece by that title, the first performance accompanied by organ, the second by piano. Reciprocal Tapestries is for viola, cello, and piano; and San Francisco Stopover is for viola, cello, and guitar. Both of these are three movement works. Between them comes a seven-movement collection of Diverted Vignettes for solo viola. All of these were written between 2004 and 2012. His idiom is relatively tonal and enjoyable. This is a nice collection of unusual chamber music.



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Works Details

>Winges, Mark : Night-Voiced, for viola & organ
  • Performers: Ellen Rose (Viola); Mark Winges (Organ)
  • Ensemble: The Left Coast Ensemble
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Winges, Mark : Reciprocal Tapestries, for viola, cello & piano
  • Performers: Thalia Moore (Cello); Ellen Rose (Viola); Karen Rosenak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Winges, Mark : Diverted Vignettes, for viola
  • Performer: Ellen Rose (Viola)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Winges, Mark : San Francisco Stopover, for viola, cello & guitar
  • Running Time: 16 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Winges, Mark : Night-Voiced, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Ellen Rose (Viola); Karen Rosenak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary