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Gernot Wolfgang (b.1957): Passing Through - Chamber music / Jennifer Johnson, oboe; Judith Farmer, bassoon; Nic Gerpe, Robert Thies, piano; New Hollywood String Quartet; Eclipse Quartet

Album Summary

>Wolfgang, Gernot : Flurry, for bassoon & piano
>Wolfgang, Gernot : String Theory, for string quartet
>Wolfgang, Gernot : Passing Through, for oboe & bassoon
>Wolfgang, Gernot : New England Travelogue, for string quartet & piano
>Wolfgang, Gernot : Trilogy, for oboe, bassoon & piano
Performers Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Passing Through is the third recording devoted to composer Gernot Wolfgang's chamber music compositions. Ever since Wolfgang became interested in contemporary classical music, the prospect of integrating grooves from musical styles such as jazz, rock & roll, pop, world music and electronica into his concert works has intrigued him.

The works on this CD contain such grooves as the means of providing forward propulsion, generating additional energy, and also simply for the fun of it. Gernot Wolfgang has been described by Gramophone as a composer with a "winning sonic arsenal," while jazz legend Dave Brubeck characterized his music as being of "unconventional beauty." Born in Austria, Gernot Wolfgang holds degrees from Berklee College of Music, the University of Music in Graz, and the University of Southern California. The recipient of numerous commissions, his music has been performed by major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He has taught at the University of Music in Graz and given masterclasses at UCLA, Texas Tech University, University of Music in Vienna and Instrumenta Verano in Oaxaca. He also works as an orchestrator in the film and TV music industry. A stellar group of Los-Angeles based musicians perform on this disc, including Judith Farmer, bassoon; oboist Jennifer Johnson; pianists Joanne Pearce Martin and Robert Thies; and the Eclipse and New Hollywood String Quartets.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-).



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Works Details

>Wolfgang, Gernot : Flurry, for bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Judith Farmer (Bassoon); Nic Gerpe (Piano)
  • Ensemble: New Hollywood String Quartet
  • Notes: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, CA (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Wolfgang, Gernot : String Theory, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Eclipse Quartet
  • Notes: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, CA (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Wolfgang, Gernot : Passing Through, for oboe & bassoon
  • Performers: Judith Farmer (Bassoon); Jennifer Johnson (Oboe)
  • Notes: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, CA (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Wolfgang, Gernot : New England Travelogue, for string quartet & piano
  • Performer: Joanne Martin (Piano)
  • Notes: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, CA (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2008

>Wolfgang, Gernot : Trilogy, for oboe, bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Judith Farmer (Bassoon); Jennifer Johnson (Oboe); Robert Thies (Piano)
  • Notes: Alfred Newman Recital Hall, Flora L. Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, CA (2015-05-22&2015-05-26&2015-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1999