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Libby Larsen (b.1950): Circle of Friends - a collection of vocal works, trios & sonatas / Susanne Mentzer, mz; various artists

Album Summary

>Larsen, Libby : Trio for violin, cello & piano
>Larsen, Libby : Sifting Through the Ruins, for voice & ensemble
>Larsen, Libby : Sonata for viola & piano
>Larsen, Libby : Up, Where the Air Gets Thin, for cello & double bass
>Larsen, Libby : Four on the Floor, for violin, cello, double bass & piano
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

Grammy Award winning composer Libby Larsen was the first woman to serve as a resident composer with a major orchestra (the Minnesota Orchestra), co-founded the Minnesota Composer's Forum and is one of the most performed and prolific composers of our time with over 500 works in her catalog, including 15 operas. Circle of Friends celebrates her musical connections with performances by longtim collaborators including Deborah Dunham, James Dunham, Jeanne Fischer, Norman Fischer, Curtis Macomber, Susanne Mentzer, and Craig Rutenberg. A collection of vocal works, trios, sonatas that confirms Larsen's essential place in classical repertoire. This album also features a web application which includes scores and a printable digital booklet containing composer adn performer biographies, liner notes, and more

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice (01/28/2005/01/29/2005); Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice (05/09/2015).



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>Larsen, Libby : Trio for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Norman Fischer (Cello); Jeanne Kierman (Piano); Curtis Macomber (Violin)
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2001

>Larsen, Libby : Sifting Through the Ruins, for voice & ensemble
  • Performers: James Dunham (Viola); Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano); Craig Rutenberg (Piano)
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005); Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (05/09/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Larsen, Libby : Sonata for viola & piano
  • Performers: James Dunham (Viola); Jeanne Kierman (Piano)
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Larsen, Libby : Up, Where the Air Gets Thin, for cello & double bass
  • Performers: Deborah Dunham (Double Bass); Norman Fischer (Cello)
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Larsen, Libby : Four on the Floor, for violin, cello, double bass & piano
  • Performers: Deborah Dunham (Double Bass); Norman Fischer (Cello); Jeanne Kierman (Piano); Curtis Macomber (Violin)
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1983

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Notes: Duncan Recital Hall, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, in Houston TX (01/28/2005/01/29/2005)
  • Period Time: Modern