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American in Rome - Beaser, Barber, Thompson, etc / Six for Five Wind Quintet

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  1. Americans in Rome — Four Dickinson Songs: I. A Word Is Dead $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Americans in Rome — Four Dickinson Songs: II. It Was Not Death $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Americans in Rome — Four Dickinson Songs: III. I Dwell in Possibility $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Americans in Rome — Four Dickinson Songs: IV. We Never Know How High We Are $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Americans in Rome — In the Dark Pinewood $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Americans in Rome — Of That So Sweet Imprisonment $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Americans in Rome — Sleep Now, Op. 10, No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Americans in Rome — Siciliano $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Americans in Rome — Songs from Michelangelo No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Americans in Rome — Spider Love $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Americans in Rome — Prescription for Living $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Americans in Rome — Look Down, Fair Moon $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Americans in Rome — The Forest of the Dead Trees $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Americans in Rome — For Wittgenstein $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Americans in Rome — There Were Two Swans $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Americans in Rome — The Dolphins $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Americans in Rome — Warble for Lilac Time $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Americans in Rome — Voyage $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Americans in Rome — Mozart en route $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Americans in Rome — Passacaglia
  21. Americans in Rome — Tesserae $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Americans in Rome — Sirens
  23. Americans in Rome — Violin Sonata: I. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Americans in Rome — Violin Sonata: II. Andante moto $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Americans in Rome — Violin Sonata: III. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Americans in Rome — Three Intermezzi: I. $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Americans in Rome — Three Intermezzi: II. $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Americans in Rome — Three Intermezzi: III. $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Americans in Rome — Beyond Words
  30. Americans in Rome — Fantasy Rondo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Americans in Rome — My Friend Mozart $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Americans in Rome — Bagatelles: Bagatelle No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Americans in Rome — Bagatelles: Bagatelle No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Americans in Rome — Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Americans in Rome — Sound Reasoning in the Tower of Babel $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Americans in Rome — Piano Sonata: I. Allegro molto e dinamico $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Americans in Rome — Piano Sonata: II. Andante cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Americans in Rome — Piano Sonata: III. Allegro giusto $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Americans in Rome — Sombras: Sombra No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Americans in Rome — Sombras: Sombra No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Americans in Rome — Sombras: Sombra No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Americans in Rome — Three Studies for Piano: I. $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Americans in Rome — Three Studies for Piano: II. $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Americans in Rome — Three Studies for Piano: III. $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Americans in Rome — Oh, Susanna
  46. Americans in Rome — Commedia: Pt. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Americans in Rome — Commedia: Pt. 2
  48. Americans in Rome — Vent $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beaser, Robert : Four Dickinson Songs, for soprano & piano
>Barber, Samuel : In the Dark Pinewood
>Barber, Samuel : Beggar's Song
>Barber, Samuel : Of that so sweet imprisonment
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), Op. 10
>Thompson, Randall : Siciliano, for baritone & strings (Five Love Songs)
>Laderman, Ezra : Songs from Michelangelo, for baritone & piano
>Bermel, Derek : Spider Love, for voice & piano
>Beeson, Jack : Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, opera
>Naginski, Charles : Look Down Fair Moon, for voice & piano
>Sowerby, Leo : The Forest of the Dead Trees, for voice & piano
>Rakowski, David : For Wittgenstein, for voice & piano
>Giannini, Vittorio : There Were Two Swans, for voice & piano
>Lindroth, Scott : The Dolphins, for voice & piano
>Sessions, Roger : Montezuma, opera
>Carter, Elliott : Warble for Lilac Time
>Carter, Elliott : Voyage, for medium voice & piano
>Kernis, Aaron J. : Mozart en Route, for violin, viola & cello
>Moravec, Paul : Passacaglia, for piano trio
>Levering, Arthur : Tesserae, for viola & piano
>Lennon, John Anthony : Sirens, for piano trio
>Steinert, Alexander : Sonata for violin & piano
>Bresnick, Martin : Three Intermezzi, for cello solo
>Hartke, Stephen : Beyond Words, for piano quartet
>Foss, Lukas : Fantasy Rondo for piano
>Ince, Kamran : My Friend Mozart, for piano
>Rochberg, George : Bagatelles (12), for piano
>Helfer, Walter : Nocturne, for piano
>Diesendruck, Tamar : Sound Reasoning in the Tower of Babel
>Johnson, Hunter : Piano Sonata
>Wingate, Mark : Sombras, for piano
>Layton, Billy Jim : Three Studies for piano, Op. 5
>Rush, Loren : Oh, Susanna, for piano
>Wyner, Yehudi : Commedia, for clarinet & piano
>Lang, David : Vent, for flute & piano
>Imbrie, Andrew : Dandelion Wine, for ensemble
>Hyla, Lee : Pre-Amnesia, for saxophone & piano
>Hyla, Lee : Mythic Birds of Saugerties, for bass clarinet
>Lam, Bun-Ching : -(solo); =(duo), for flute solo
>Mobberley, James : Beams!, for trombone & tape
>Hanson, Howard : Pastorale for oboe & piano (or harp & strings), Op. 38
>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Six for Five Wind Quintet
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This four-disc collection contains works by 37 composers who composed these pieces while in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The earliest work dates from 1920, the most recent from 2003. Composers include the well known: Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, and Roger Sessions; the largely forgotten: Charles Naginski, Alexander Lang Steinert, Walter Helfer; and many of today's most active voices: Robert Beaser, David Rakowski, Aaron Jay Kernis, Paul Moravec, Stephen Hartke, and David Lang. Curated by Donald Berman, the disc features performances by many of today's leading performers of contemporary music.



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>Beaser, Robert : Four Dickinson Songs, for soprano & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Barber, Samuel : In the Dark Pinewood
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Barber, Samuel : Beggar's Song
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Barber, Samuel : Of that so sweet imprisonment
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), Op. 10
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1935

>Thompson, Randall : Siciliano, for baritone & strings (Five Love Songs)
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Laderman, Ezra : Songs from Michelangelo, for baritone & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Bermel, Derek : Spider Love, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Beeson, Jack : Dr. Heidegger's Fountain of Youth, opera :: Prescription for Living
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Naginski, Charles : Look Down Fair Moon, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Sowerby, Leo : The Forest of the Dead Trees, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Rakowski, David : For Wittgenstein, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Giannini, Vittorio : There Were Two Swans, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lindroth, Scott : The Dolphins, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Chris Trakas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Sessions, Roger : Montezuma, opera :: Act 2. Tableau I. Tableau II. Scene VI.
  • Performers: James Baker (Percussion); Donald Berman (Piano); Daniel Druckman (Percussion); Curtis Macomber (Violin); Susan Narucki (Soprano); Charles Neidich (Clarinet); Tara O'Connor (Flute); Fred Sherry (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Milarsky
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1964

>Carter, Elliott : Warble for Lilac Time
  • Performer: Tony Arnold
  • Conductor: Scott Yoo
  • Notes: Colorado College Summer Music Festival (06/22/2007-06/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Carter, Elliott : Voyage, for medium voice & piano
  • Performer: Tony Arnold
  • Conductor: Scott Yoo
  • Notes: Colorado College Summer Music Festival (06/22/2007-06/23/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945-1979

>Kernis, Aaron J. : Mozart en Route, for violin, viola & cello
  • Performers: Ida Kavafian (Violin); Steven Tenebom (Viola); Peter Wiley (Cello)
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/28/2005-09/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Moravec, Paul : Passacaglia, for piano trio
  • Ensemble: Trio Solisti
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/28/2005-09/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Levering, Arthur : Tesserae, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Jonathan Bagg (Viola); Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Lennon, John Anthony : Sirens, for piano trio
  • Ensemble: Trio Solisti
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Steinert, Alexander : Sonata for violin & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Sunghae Lim (Violin)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Written: 1929

>Bresnick, Martin : Three Intermezzi, for cello solo
  • Performer: Ole Akahoshi (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971

>Hartke, Stephen : Beyond Words, for piano quartet
  • Ensemble: Opus One Piano Quartet
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/28/2005-09/29/2005)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Foss, Lukas : Fantasy Rondo for piano
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Ince, Kamran : My Friend Mozart, for piano
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Rochberg, George : Bagatelles (12), for piano :: Bagatelle no IV
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Rochberg, George : Bagatelles (12), for piano :: Bagatelle no V
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Helfer, Walter : Nocturne, for piano
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Written: 1927

>Diesendruck, Tamar : Sound Reasoning in the Tower of Babel
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Johnson, Hunter : Piano Sonata
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Wingate, Mark : Sombras, for piano
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Written: 1995

>Layton, Billy Jim : Three Studies for piano, Op. 5
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rush, Loren : Oh, Susanna, for piano
  • Performer: Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Notes: Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA (05/17/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970

>Wyner, Yehudi : Commedia, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet); Yehudi Wyner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2002

>Lang, David : Vent, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Donald Berman (Piano); Patti Monson (Flute)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Imbrie, Andrew : Dandelion Wine, for ensemble
  • Conductor: David Hoose
  • Ensemble: Collage Music Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Hyla, Lee : Pre-Amnesia, for saxophone & piano
  • Performer: Tim Smith (Fiddle)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hyla, Lee : Mythic Birds of Saugerties, for bass clarinet
  • Performer: Tim Smith (Fiddle)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lam, Bun-Ching : -(solo); =(duo), for flute solo
  • Performer: Patti Monson (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Mobberley, James : Beams!, for trombone & tape
  • Performer: John Leisenring (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Hanson, Howard : Pastorale for oboe & piano (or harp & strings), Op. 38
  • Performers: Laura Ahlbeck (Oboe); Donald Berman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1949

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Six for Five Wind Quintet :: 1. Overture
  • Ensemble: Curiously Strong Wind Quintet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Six for Five Wind Quintet :: 2. Song
  • Ensemble: Curiously Strong Wind Quintet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Six for Five Wind Quintet :: 6. Finale
  • Ensemble: Curiously Strong Wind Quintet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995