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Michael Udow (b.1949): Reflections - Seven Orchestral Works / Rhode Island PO, Larry Rachleff; Boulder PO, Michael Butterman et al.

Album Summary

>Udow, Michael : The Shattered Mirror Suite, for baritone, soprano, tenor, chorus, piano, synthesizer & 8 percussioni
>Udow, Michael : Bayou Reflections, for orchestra
>Udow, Michael : Electric Silence, for baritone & orchestra
>Udow, Michael : Seven Textural Settings of Japanese Poetry, for baritone & orchestra
>Udow, Michael : Apparition, for timpani & percussion ensemble
>Udow, Michael : Moon Shadows, for percussion & orchestra
>Udow, Michael : Remembrance, for percussion & orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Michael Udow composes rhythmically engaging, often complex contrapuntal lines with imaginative timbres that weave effortlessly with memorable melodic lines. Seven works comprising two Opera Suites, two Early Works with voice and a three Percussion Concerti are interpreted and performed brilliantly by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Larry Rachleff, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra & Michael Butterman with Brian Jones, Timpanist; Madison Philharmonia & Scott Teeple with Anthony Di Sanza, Percussion; and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra & Thomas Blomster with David Barron, Baritone and Dave Alcorn, Percussion. Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Michael Udow has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 42 years with The Santa Fe Opera and 29 years at the University of Michigan.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Main Stage T (03/22/2014); Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO (03/22/2014); Mills Concert Hall, Madison, WI (03/22/2014); Veterans memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI (03/22/2014); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Main Stage T (03/30/2015); Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO (03/30/2015); Mills Concert Hall, Madison, WI (03/30/2015); Veterans memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI (03/30/2015); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Main Stage T (05/22/2014); Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO (05/22/2014); Mills Concert Hall, Madison, WI (05/22/2014); Veterans memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI (05/22/2014); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Main Stage T (10/06/2014); Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO (10/06/2014); Mills Concert Hall, Madison, WI (10/06/2014); Veterans memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI (10/06/2014); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Main Stage T (10/11/2014); Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO (10/11/2014); Mills Concert Hall, Madison, WI (10/11/2014); Veterans memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI (10/11/2014).



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Works Details

>Udow, Michael : The Shattered Mirror Suite, for baritone, soprano, tenor, chorus, piano, synthesizer & 8 percussioni
  • Conductor: Larry Rachleff
  • Ensemble: Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Udow, Michael : Bayou Reflections, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Thomas Blomster
  • Ensemble: Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Udow, Michael : Electric Silence, for baritone & orchestra
  • Performer: David Barron
  • Conductor: Thomas Blomster
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971

>Udow, Michael : Seven Textural Settings of Japanese Poetry, for baritone & orchestra
  • Performer: David Barron
  • Conductor: Thomas Blomster
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971

>Udow, Michael : Apparition, for timpani & percussion ensemble
  • Performer: Brian Jones (Timpani)
  • Conductor: Michael Butterman
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Udow, Michael : Moon Shadows, for percussion & orchestra
  • Performer: Anthony Sanza (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Scott Teeple
  • Running Time: 29 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2012

>Udow, Michael : Remembrance, for percussion & orchestra
  • Performer: Dave Alcorn (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Thomas Blomster
  • Running Time: 11 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1984