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Elements - Winning works of the 2012 & 2014 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition / Susan Nelson, bassoon

Album Summary

>Ciancaglini, David Angelo : Seikilos Quartet, for oboe, bassoon, marimba & piano
>Brandon, Jenni [Composer] : Colored Stones, for bassoon
>Farney, Devin : Fire and Ice, for soprano, bassoon & piano
>Steinke, Greg : Suspended, for bassoon & string quartet
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording contains award winning works from the 2012 and 2014 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competitions.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
This is a group of the winning works of the 2012 and 2014 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition, which was founded in 2009. Susan Nelson, the bassoonist performing these works, is the current director of the program. She does a fine job in this recording, with good dynamic contrasts and ensemble work. In the Ciancaglini piece, the four players mix and contrast the sounds of the disparate instruments, using the shared mellowness of the marimba and bassoon to balance the percussiveness of the piano and the piquant tone of the oboe. The piece is mostly pentatonic and accessible.

Colored Stones is an evocative, tonal piece supposedly describing the different healing qualities of three semi-precious stones (smoky quartz, lapis lazuli, and tiger's eye). Nelson does a good job with the characterizations, capturing the improvisatory and declamatory effects with fluency and enthusiasm. Her intonation, articulation, and phrasing are excellent. The song 'Fire and Ice' by Devin Farney is a setting of Robert Frost's poem. The performers do a fine job holding this static work together. Greg Steinke's Suspended for bassoon and string quartet is dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and borrows much from the tonal language of Bartok. The ensemble work is excellent, combining clarity, sensitivity, and zeal.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, B (2014-05-19_2014-05-21&2014-).



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Works Details

>Ciancaglini, David Angelo : Seikilos Quartet, for oboe, bassoon, marimba & piano
  • Performers: Jeffrey Barudin (Marimba); Solungga Liu (Piano); Nermis Mieses (Oboe); Susan Nelson (Bassoon)
  • Notes: The Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, (2014-05-19_2014-05-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2012

>Brandon, Jenni [Composer] : Colored Stones, for bassoon
  • Performer: Susan Nelson (Bassoon)
  • Notes: The Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, (2014-05-19_2014-05-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Farney, Devin : Fire and Ice, for soprano, bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Jennifer Cooper; Solungga Liu (Piano); Susan Nelson (Bassoon)
  • Notes: The Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, (2014-05-19_2014-05-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Steinke, Greg : Suspended, for bassoon & string quartet
  • Performers: Jacqueline Black (Cello); Matthew Daline (Viola); Christina McGann (Violin); Stephen Miahky (Violin); Susan Nelson (Bassoon)
  • Notes: The Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, (2014-05-19_2014-05-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2005