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Laura Schwendinger: Three Works - Esprimere for cello & Orch.; Chiaroscuro Azzurro for Violin and CO; Waking Dream for Flute & CO / Haimovitz, Macomber, Jennings

Album Summary

>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Esprimere, for cello & orchestra
>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Chiaroscuro Azzurro, for violin & chamber orchestra
>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Waking Dream, for flute & chamber orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Three works for solo instruments and orchestra by Laura Schwendinger are presented in world premiere recordings. Esprimere for cello and orchestra was written in 2007 for Matt Haimovitz and premiered by him. Curtis Macomber is the soloist for Charoscuro Azzurro for violin and chamber orchestra and Waking Dream, a single movement work for flute and chamber orchestra was written for flutist Christina Jennings, who gave the premiere. The first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize Fellowship, Laura Schwendinger is on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Madison and directs their contemporary chamber ensemble. The recipient of numerous prizes, awards and commissions, Ms. Schwendinger's music has been performed by leading ensembles and artists of our time. The three soloists, all virtuosos of international acclaim, give stunning performances of this music of infinite beauty.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
There is some exceptionally fine music here. I consider Schwendinger's concertos the work of a significant contemporary composer getting a much deserved "break-out" recording. And what a recording it is! Cellist Matt Haimovitz is almost superhuman. They, and the excellent orchestras and conductors, along with Albany's vivid and detailed sonics, together offer an ideal presentation of these very demanding works. Anyone who cares about the music of our time should hear them and judge Schwendinger's accomplishment for himself.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin School of Music, Ma (2009-11-12&2009-11-26_2009-).



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Works Details

>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Esprimere, for cello & orchestra
  • Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
  • Conductor: Nicole Paiement
  • Ensemble: Madison Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI (11/26/2009-11/28/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2007

>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Chiaroscuro Azzurro, for violin & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Curtis Macomber (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicole Paiement
  • Ensemble: University of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI (09/08/2010-09/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2008

>Schwendinger, Laura Elise : Waking Dream, for flute & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Christina Jennings (Flute)
  • Conductor: James Smith
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2009
  • Studio/Live: Live