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At the Still Point - Levinson, et al / Krzywicki, et al

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> Quartet for Piano and Strings - I. Furioso
> Quartet for Piano and Strings - II. Scherzando
> Quartet for Piano and Strings - III. Slow
> Romanze with Faux Variations - Romanze with Faux Variations
> At the Still Point of the Turning World, There the Dance Is - At the Still Point of the Turning World, There the Dance Is

Album Summary

>Whitman, Thomas : Quartet for piano & strings
>Wagner, Melinda : Romanze with Faux Variations
>Levinson, Gerald : At the Still Point of the Turning World, There the Dance Is
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Thomas Whitman's Piano Quartet is a very finely crafted, appealing work with more than enough engaging melodic ideas to sustain the listener's interest and justify the composer's choice of medium. It has three movements and employs cyclical form, but at the same time it manages to absorb its traditional elements into an obviously contemporary idiom. Melinda Wagner's Romanz with Faux Variations is a single-movement piano trio in several loosely connected episodes. The cute title basically says it all: the episodes aren't really variations in the strict sense, but it all hangs together and features some very exciting ensemble writing in the process the performances by the Network for New Music are totally dedicated, polished, and very well recorded." -Classics Today



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Works Details

>Whitman, Thomas : Quartet for piano & strings
  • Performers: Linda Reichert (Piano); Burchard Tang (Viola); John Koen (Cello); Hirono Oka (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Network for New Music
  • Running Time: 26 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Wagner, Melinda : Romanze with Faux Variations
  • Performers: Ohad Bar-David (Cello); Hirono Oka (Violin); Susan Nowicki (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Network for New Music
  • Running Time: 12 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Levinson, Gerald : At the Still Point of the Turning World, There the Dance Is
  • Performers: Paul Demers (Clarinet); Michal Schmidt (Cello); Elizabeth Masoudnia; Elizabeth Masoudnia (Oboe); Angela Nelson (Percussion); Burchard Tang (Viola); Arne Running (Clarinet); William Newman (Guitar); Mary Javian (Double Bass); Marshall Taylor (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Jan Krzywicki
  • Ensemble: Network for New Music
  • Running Time: 21 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002