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John Zorn (b.1953): Commedia dell'Arte - 5 miniatures for brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds /

Album Summary

>Zorn, John : Harlequin, for viola, flute, clarinet & bassoon
>Zorn, John : Colombina, for 4 female voices
>Zorn, John : Scaramouche, for double bass, drums & piano
>Zorn, John : Pulcinella, for brass quintet
>Zorn, John : Pierrot, for 4 cellos
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Notes & Reviews:

A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell'arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouche, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn's finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over twenty of New York's greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.

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Recording information: East Side Sound, NYC (03/27/2016); Second Story Sound (03/27/2016); East Side Sound, NYC (10/31/2015); Second Story Sound (10/31/2015); East Side Sound, NYC (11/16/2015); Second Story Sound (11/16/2015); East Side Sound, NYC (12/15/2015); Second Story Sound (12/15/2015); East Side Sound, NYC (12/30/2015); Second Story Sound (12/30/2015).



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Works Details

>Zorn, John : Harlequin, for viola, flute, clarinet & bassoon
  • Performers: Kyle Armbrust (Viola); Claire Chase (Flute); Rebekah Heller (Bassoon); Joshua Rubin (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Zorn, John : Colombina, for 4 female voices
  • Performers: Eliza Bagg (Voice); Sarah Brailey (Voice); Rachel Calloway (Tenor); Kirsten Solleck-Avella (Cantor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Zorn, John : Scaramouche, for double bass, drums & piano
  • Performers: Stephen Gosling (Piano); Tyshawn Sorey (Drums)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Zorn, John : Pulcinella, for brass quintet
  • Ensemble: American Brass Quintet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Zorn, John : Pierrot, for 4 cellos
  • Performers: Jay Campbell (Cello); Mihai Marica (Cello); Mike Nicolas (Cello); Jeff Zeigler (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015