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Barbara White: My Barn Having Burned to the Ground, I Can Now See the Moon / Jennifer & Laura Frautschi

Audio Samples

>White, Barbara : Five Elements, for string quartet & piano
>White, Barbara : Enough Rope, for voice & flute
>White, Barbara : The Wound and the Eye, for piano
>White, Barbara : My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & pi

Album Summary

>White, Barbara : Five Elements, for string quartet & piano
>White, Barbara : Enough Rope, for voice & flute
>White, Barbara : The Wound and the Eye, for piano
>White, Barbara : My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & pi
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Barbara White's music subverts our presumptions and compels us to alter the way we listen, to discard tired preconceptions and generic expectations. She projects a sense of stillness in the midst of intense activity and activity within stillness: we are directed to find the calm center in the furiously moving; alternately, we are invited to listen deeply and actively to the quieter music, to sense a vast reservoir of unexpressed energy, to enter the depths of reverberation and enjoy the subtle decay of harmonics, to be thrown off balance by an unexpectedly delayed or anticipated attack. This music of transparent density and dense transparency compels us. Its surprises enlighten rather than shock. White's music has been presented by ensembles such as the Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Earplay, eighth blackbird, and janus. Honors and awards include a Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship. Ms. White is Professor of Music at Princeton University.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University.



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Works Details

>White, Barbara : Five Elements, for string quartet & piano
  • Performers: Laura Frautschi (Violin); Jennifer Frautschi (Violin); Daniel Panner (Viola); John Blacklow (Piano); Sophie Shao (Cello)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>White, Barbara : Enough Rope, for voice & flute
  • Performers: Deborah Boldin (Flute); Sabrina Learman
  • Notes: Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University (04/24/2008-04/25/2008)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>White, Barbara : The Wound and the Eye, for piano
  • Performer: John Blacklow (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>White, Barbara : My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & pi
  • Performers: Tara O'Connor (Flute); Laura Frautschi (Violin); Alan Kaye (Clarinet); John Blacklow (Piano); Sophie Shao (Cello)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2008