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American Classics - Tower: Instrumental Music

Album Summary

>Tower, Joan [Composer] : In Memory, for string quartet
>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Big Sky, for violin, cello & piano
>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Wild Purple, for solo viola
>Tower, Joan [Composer] : No Longer Very Clear, for piano
>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Island Prelude for oboe & string orchestra
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The recordings are uniformly excellent in both the chamber and solo settings. This release marks an important document of the composer, and a fine addition to Naxos American Classics series. - Victor Carr, Jr., ClassicsToday.com



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>Tower, Joan [Composer] : In Memory, for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/07/2004-01/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Big Sky, for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Chee-Yun (Violin); André Emelianoff (Cello); Joan Tower (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/07/2004-01/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Wild Purple, for solo viola
  • Performer: Paul Neubauer (Viola)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/07/2004-01/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tower, Joan [Composer] : No Longer Very Clear, for piano
  • Performers: Melvin Chen (Piano); Ursula Oppens (Piano)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/07/2004-01/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tower, Joan [Composer] : Island Prelude for oboe & string orchestra
  • Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (01/07/2004-01/18/2004)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1988