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Shie Rozow (b.1972): "Musical Fantasy" / Robert Thies, piano; The Lyris Quartet

Album Summary

>Rozow, Shie : Fantasia Appassionata, for piano
>Rozow, Shie : Expedition, for string quartet
>Rozow, Shie : Esmé's Moon, for piano
>Rozow, Shie : Old Friends, for viola
>Rozow, Shie : Ananke, for horn & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The composer Shie Rozow writes: "It has been 20 years since I moved from my native Israel to the United States to pursue my dream of a career in music. During that time, I have been very fortunate to find success as a composer and music editor for film and television. While I love film music, I realized that I had spent my entire career working on music for other people - the purpose of my work was always to serve the filmmakers. And so I decided to commemorate my 20th year since beginning this adventure by producing an album of original music written for no other reason than the unadulterated love of music. I've always been drawn to, and intimidated by writing for solo instruments. When writing for an orchestra, there are so many colors and textures to play with, not to mention the sheer energy such a large group puts out, that it seems like there is plenty to hide behind compositionally as long as the piece is well orchestrated. But when writing for a solo instrument or a small chamber group like a string quartet, there is nothing to hide behind. The spotlight is on the singular voice. It's like being under a microscope. Every note, every phase, every pause, every nuance is magnified by the absence of anything else. As a composer, I find it exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. It forces me to bring forth my very best effort, agonizing over each detail, second and third guessing myself, writing and rewriting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Bridge Recording.



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Works Details

>Rozow, Shie : Fantasia Appassionata, for piano
  • Performer: Robert Thies (Piano)
  • Ensemble: The Lyris Quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rozow, Shie : Expedition, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 19 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rozow, Shie : Esmé's Moon, for piano
  • Performer: Robert Thies (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rozow, Shie : Old Friends, for viola
  • Performer: Luke Maurer (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rozow, Shie : Ananke, for horn & piano
  • Performers: Brian O'Connor (French Horn); Robert Thies (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary