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William Kraft

Album Summary

>Kraft, William : Contextures II
>Kraft, William : Interplay for cello & orchestra
>Kraft, William : Of Ceremonies, Pageants and Celebrations for orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This brilliant all-world premiere collection of works by American composer William Kraft is a musical and sonic marvel. 'Contextures', Kraft's stunning percussion-based work, performed by Andre Previn and the LA Philharmonic, is set to a variety of deeply affecting lyrics and poems and is one of his great achievements. Also included is his 'Interplay' and 'Of Ceremonies, Pageants & Celebrations', an astonishing collection of the modern percussion section channeling Giovanni Gabrieli!


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Works Details

>Kraft, William : Contextures II :: the Final Beast for soprano, tenor, chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble
  • Performers: Mary Rawcliffe (Soprano); Jonathan Mack (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: New Albion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 31 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kraft, William : Interplay for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Warren Samples (Cello)
  • Conductor: Paul Polivnick
  • Ensemble: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Kraft, William : Of Ceremonies, Pageants and Celebrations for orchestra
  • Conductor: Christopher Wilkins
  • Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern