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American Masterpieces for Solo Percussion, Vol. 2 - Wuorinen: Marimba Variations; Feldman: The King of Denmark; Shapey: Soli; Wolff: Percussionist Songs / Tom Kolor, percussion

Album Summary

>Wuorinen, Charles : Marimba Variations
>Feldman, Morton : The King of Denmark, for percussion
>Shapey, Ralph : Soli, for percussion
>Wolff, Christian (I) : Percussionist Songs, for percussion
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Masterpieces for Solo Percussion Volume II continues the exploration by percussionist Tom Kolor of seminal works for percussion written in the 20th century by American composers. This disc contains works by some of the world's most noted composers including Charles Wuorinen, Morton Feldman, Ralph Shapey and Christian Wolf. A graduate of Juilliard, Tom Kolor is one of New York's most in demand chamber musicians. He regularly performs with the New York New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble 21, and the Group for Contemporary Music, to name only a few. He has been a member of Talujon Percussion since 1995, presenting hundreds of concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia with this ensemble. A faculty member at the University of Buffalo SUNY, Kolor oversees the percussion department and directs the UB Percussion Ensemble and UB Contemporary Ensemble. He appears on more than 50 commercial recordings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Slee Hall, University at Buffalo Suny.



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Works Details

>Wuorinen, Charles : Marimba Variations
  • Performer: Tom Kolor (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Feldman, Morton : The King of Denmark, for percussion
  • Performer: Tom Kolor (Percussion)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1964.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Shapey, Ralph : Soli, for percussion
  • Performer: Tom Kolor (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wolff, Christian (I) : Percussionist Songs, for percussion
  • Performer: Tom Kolor (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1994-1995