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Lukas Foss: Curriculum Vitae

Audio Samples

>Foss, Lukas : Quartet for Strings No 3
>Foss, Lukas : Music for Six for any six treble clef instruments
>Foss, Lukas : Curriculum Vitae, for accordion
>Foss, Lukas : Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for voice, flute, percussion & piano

Album Summary

>Foss, Lukas : Quartet for Strings No 3
>Foss, Lukas : Music for Six for any six treble clef instruments
>Foss, Lukas : Curriculum Vitae, for accordion
>Foss, Lukas : Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for voice, flute, percussion & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The four works on this disc represent the culmination of Lukas Foss's long period of experimentation beginning in the mid-1950s. The String Quartet No. 3 has, superficially, the hallmarks of minimalist style that also characterize the ensemble piece Music for Six; it's been characterized as a "minimalist Grosse Fuge." Music for Six is an even more radical design in process and textural accumulation. The most radical aspect is its instrumentation, which is open to any instrument in the treble range. Curriculum Vitae, for virtuoso accordionist, quotes bits of tunes with autobiographical connotations for Foss: Brahms, Mozart, and the Nazi anthem, among others. It is both tragic and comic, tonal and atonal, simple and intricate. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird is one of Foss's most important pieces and one of his most successful in integrating his musical concerns with as direct as possible an expression of musical and poetic meaning.

"A typically terrific New World Collection, complete with scholarly and well-written notes plus discography and bibliography. These four works by Lukas Foss were originally released on CRI vinyl in 1980 and 1981. The 22 minute, quasi-minimalist Quartet 3 is given a stupendous reading by the Columbia Quartet...Recorded sound makes these 30 year old performances sound like they took place yesterday."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: New York City.



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Works Details

>Foss, Lukas : Quartet for Strings No 3
  • Running Time: 21 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1976

>Foss, Lukas : Music for Six for any six treble clef instruments
  • Ensemble: University of Buffalo Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 16 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>Foss, Lukas : Curriculum Vitae, for accordion
  • Performer: Guy Klucevsek (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Foss, Lukas : Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird for voice, flute, percussion & piano
  • Performers: Rosemarie Freni; Robert Dick (Flute); Yvar Mikhashoff (Piano); Jan Williams (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978