Notes & Reviews:
Composer/pianist James Adler has been hailed as a composer who "writes for both chorus and orchestra with uncommon imagination." His extensive list of compositions is highlighted by Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem, which has been performed around the world and is available on Albany Records. As a pianist, he has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, making his performing debut at 16 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and serves on the faculty at Saint Peter's University. For this, his third recording on Albany Records, Adler's music and performing virtuosity are showcased. Titled Introspections, James Adler used the definition (self-examination, soul-searching, to look within) as a framework for his choice of works for the disc.
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Lloyd: Piano Concerto no 4, etc / Stott, Lloyd
Persichetti and Pupils: Piano music of Persichetti, Richter and Druckman / Richard Zimdars, piano
Harald Muenz: Nearly-Fast / Ensemble Mosaik
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Undance; Crying Out Loud; No Let Up / UNDANCE Band
Mordecai Seter: Ricercar; Tzvi Avni: Summer Strings; Josef Tal: String Quartet No. 2; Oedoen Partos: Psalms / New Israel String Quartet (all composed 1962-1964)
Karin Haussman (b.1962): Works for Ensemble / Sabine Rosenboom, organ; E-Mex-Ensemble
Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest, opera; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Adès
Michael Colina (b.1948) 'Requinauts - Return to Spirit': Requiem / Annie Gil, mz; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor. Scottish Nat'l Orch., Levin
Robert Sirota (b.1949): Parting the Veil - Works for Violin & Piano / Laurie Carney, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violin; David Friend, Soyeon Kate Lee, piano