Joan Tower

Album Summary

>Tower, Joan : Silver Ladders, for orchestra
>Tower, Joan : Island Prelude for oboe & string orchestra
>Tower, Joan : Island Rhythms, for orchestra
>Tower, Joan : Music for cello & orchestra
>Tower, Joan : Sequoia, for orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Tower invokes Debussy, Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, 80s minimalists, and others. She certainly writes well for the orchestra, with colorful blends; it's easy to see why Leonard Slatkin and others championed her work." - Sullivan, American Record Guide



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Works Details

>Tower, Joan : Silver Ladders, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Tower, Joan : Island Prelude for oboe & string orchestra
  • Performer: Peter Bowman (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1988

>Tower, Joan : Island Rhythms, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Lawrence Smith
  • Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Tower, Joan : Music for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Lynn Harrell (Cello)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1984

>Tower, Joan : Sequoia, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1981