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Allen Anderson: An Opportunity for Mischief / Curtis Macomber, Charles Curtis, Aleck Karis, David Russell, Thomas Warburton

Album Summary

>Anderson, Allen : Held in the Weave, for violin, cello & piano
>Anderson, Allen : Collected Letters, for cello
>Anderson, Allen : All These are Scenes of Life in and Around the Rectangle with an Opportunity for Mischeief, for saxo
>Anderson, Allen : Some Ragged Spots, for piano
>Anderson, Allen : Cloud Collar, for ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer Allen Anderson, a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and commissions, including the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005. The five works of his music on this recording were written between 1996 and 2008 and display Anderson's preoccupation with discursive line, counterpoint and their dramatic entanglement in the enactment of abstract narrative. Works for string trio, for solo piano, and for solo cello are joined by a work for saxophone quartet and one for a large chamber ensemble. The music is performed by noted performers of contemporary music including Curtis Macomber, Charles Curtis, Aleck Karis, David Russell, Thomas Warburton, the Rasa Saxophone Quartet, and the Empyrean Ensemble.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Allen Anderson's record is aptly titled. There is a playfulness and activity to his music that does feel somewhat mischievous. While the instrumentation and arrangement are traditional - piano trio, cello solo, saxophone quartet, etc. - the ingenuity in the interactions between instruments makes for engaging listening. The music is usually dance-like and rhythmically driven. Line is important to the texture. This is especially true of the title work, written for saxophone quartet: All These are Scenes of Life In and Around the Rectangle With An Opportunity for Mischief (2001). I enjoyed Anderson's record and will hold onto it for future listening.



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>Anderson, Allen : Held in the Weave, for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Charles Curtis (Cello); Aleck Karis (Piano); Curtis Macomber (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Rasa Saxophone Quartet
  • Running Time: 13 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>Anderson, Allen : Collected Letters, for cello
  • Performer: David Russell (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Empyrean Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Anderson, Allen : All These are Scenes of Life in and Around the Rectangle with an Opportunity for Mischeief, for saxo
  • Ensemble: Rasa Saxophone Quartet
  • Notes: Molly Grove Chapel, Lansing, MI (05/26/2004-05/27/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2001

>Anderson, Allen : Some Ragged Spots, for piano
  • Performer: Thomas Warburton (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Anderson, Allen : Cloud Collar, for ensemble
  • Conductor: Ross Bauer
  • Ensemble: Empyrean Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1999