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America!, Vol. 3: From Modern to Pop Art - Cage; Crumb; Bernstein; Barber; Copland; Berberian; Griffes et al. / Jon Manasse (clarinet), Beus (piano), Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier, Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson

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  1. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: I. Body of a woman $0.99 on iTunes
  3. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: II. Lithe girl, brown girl $1.29 on iTunes
  4. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: III. In the hot depth of this summer $0.99 on iTunes
  5. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: IV. Close your eyes $0.99 on iTunes
  6. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: V. The Fortunate Isles $0.99 on iTunes
  7. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: VI. Sometimes $0.99 on iTunes
  8. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: VII. We have lost even this twilight $0.99 on iTunes
  9. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: VIII. Tonight I can write $0.99 on iTunes
  10. America, Vol. 3 — The Lovers, Op. 43: IX. Cemetery of kisses $0.99 on iTunes
  11. America, Vol. 3 — Agnus Dei (Choral Version of Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 No. 2) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. America, Vol. 3 — Piano Sonata: I. Feroce - Allegretto con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. America, Vol. 3 — Piano Sonata: II. Molto tranquillo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. America, Vol. 3 — Piano Sonata: III. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  15. America, Vol. 3 — Piano Variations
  16. America, Vol. 3 — Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: I. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  17. America, Vol. 3 — Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: II. Andantino - Vivace e leggiero $0.99 on iTunes
  18. America, Vol. 3 — 36 Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp (Two voices and electronics)
  19. America, Vol. 3 — Story $0.99 on iTunes
  20. America, Vol. 3 — Stripsody
  21. America, Vol. 3 — We remember them $0.99 on iTunes
  22. America, Vol. 3 — Young Turtle Asymmetries $0.99 on iTunes
  23. America, Vol. 3 — Not A Soul But Ourselves
  24. America, Vol. 3 — As I Was Saying $0.99 on iTunes
  25. America, Vol. 3 — Dream Images $0.99 on iTunes
  26. America, Vol. 3 — Four Rags for Two Jons: I. Schenectady $0.99 on iTunes
  27. America, Vol. 3 — Four Rags for Two Jons: II. 4th Street Drag $0.99 on iTunes
  28. America, Vol. 3 — Four Rags for Two Jons: III. Recuperation $0.99 on iTunes
  29. America, Vol. 3 — Four Rags for Two Jons: IV. Full Stride Ahead $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : The Lovers, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 43
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Piano Sonata, A. 85
>Copland, Aaron : Piano Variations
>Bernstein, Leonard : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
>Cage, John : 36 Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp, for solo voice (any range)
>Cage, John : Living Room Music
>Berberian, Cathy : Stripsody, for solo voice
>Grantham, Donald : We remember them
>MacLow, Jackson : Young Turtle Asymmetries, for voice or vocal ensemble
>Marsh, Roger : Not a Soul But Ourselves, for 4 amplified voices
>Frank, Sheldon : As I Was Saying, for voice & dancer
>Crumb, George : Dream Sequence "Images no 2"
>Novacek, John [Piano] : Four Rags for Two Jons, for clarinet & piano
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The goal of the America! series from harmonia mundi is to explore the profound effect that the "New World" has had on the world of classical music. Featuring some of the finest performers on the label, each of the three volumes focuses on a theme. Volume 3, subtitled From Modern to Pop Art, juxtaposes works by some of the most influential contemporary composers such as John Cage and George Crumb, with the more romantic flavors of works by Bernstein and Copland.

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Recording information: 1996-2013.



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : The Lovers, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Craig Hella-Johnson
  • Ensemble: Theatre of Voices
  • Running Time: 31 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Craig Hella-Johnson
  • Ensemble: Conspirare
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : Piano Sonata, A. 85
  • Performer: Stephen Beus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/1917-01/1918

>Copland, Aaron : Piano Variations
  • Performer: Spencer Myer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Bernstein, Leonard : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Jon Manasse (Clarinet); Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Cage, John : 36 Mesostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp, for solo voice (any range)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 11 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Cage, John : Living Room Music :: Story
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Berberian, Cathy : Stripsody, for solo voice
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 11 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Grantham, Donald : We remember them
  • Conductor: Craig Hella-Johnson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>MacLow, Jackson : Young Turtle Asymmetries, for voice or vocal ensemble
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Marsh, Roger : Not a Soul But Ourselves, for 4 amplified voices
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 14 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Frank, Sheldon : As I Was Saying, for voice & dancer
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Crumb, George : Dream Sequence "Images no 2"
  • Performer: Michael Sheppard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Novacek, John [Piano] : Four Rags for Two Jons, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Jon Manasse (Clarinet); Jon Nakamatsu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2006