Notes & Reviews:
Six pieces of chamber music by Anna Weesner (one solo, two duos, two trios, and one large-spirited piece scored for six musicians) make up this recording. The works were composed over a span of 10 years between 1999 and 2008. Anna Weesner is on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Described as animated and full of surprising turns, her music has been performed by the leading contemporary music ensembles.
American Record Guide, March/April 2015
The impression made on me by this music is basically positive. Weesner writes in a style full of tonal variety and a sensitive blend of instruments. The sound is always listenable and the players are excellent. Her writing for the instruments is often virtuosic. After an hour of instrumental work, Mother Tongues is an effective contrast with friendly settings of the four loving haiku. This is a fine presentation of a fine composer.
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