1 CD / New World / 2011-07-12Works: Donald Crockett: Night Scenes, for violin, cello & piano; To airy thinness beat, for ensemble; Wet Ink, for violin & piano; Scree, for cello, piano & percussion
Performers: Diaz, Gabriela [Violin]; Means, Jeffrey; Russell, David [Cello]; Smythe, Corey
Conductors: Means, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Firebird Ensemble (Classical)
Donald Crockett's works are notable, first of all, for their clarity and their immediate impact on the listener. The music could be described as elemental,...continue...
Recording information: Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College (12/2009)....continue...
1 CD / Cold Blue Music / 2011-05-10Works: John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes, for bells, vibraphone, piano & electronics; ...and bells remembered..., for ensemble
Performers: Adams, John Luther; Becker, Joseph; Deal, Scott; Drury, Stephen; Holden, Bill; Means, Jeffrey
Conductors: Drury, Stephen
Ensemble: Callithumpian Consort
"Four Thousand Holes" is an evocative, beautiful, virtuosic work for piano, percussion, and an electronic "aura" of processed instrumental sounds, in which shimmering cascades of...continue...
Recording information: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston,....continue...
2 CD / Equilibrium / 2007-08-01Works: Michael Udow: The Charm, for timpani, speaking voices & tubular bells; Rio Grande Riffs (version for percussion octet); Apparition, for timpani & percussion ensemble; Shadow Songs IV, for marimba & p...
Performers: Aikins, Darcy; Aikins, Grattan; Allard, Charlotte; Allen, Clara; Allen, Read; Alvarez, Luisa; Alvarez, Victoria; Anderson, Kaelyn; Antonelli, John; Arthur, Breauanna; Atkins, Patrick; Austrie, Renae;...
Conductors: Haas, Jonathan; Brown, Richard [percuss.]; Beck, John R.; Beck, John [Rock]; Beck, John H.; Liuzzi, Don; Epstein, Frank; Royle, Jim; ; Dudack, Matt
Ensemble: Curtis Percussion Ensemble; Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble; Jim Royle Percussion Studio Ensemble; Juilliard Pre-College Percussion Ensemble; New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble;...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2003-09-01Works: Irwin Bazelon: Junctures, for orchestra; Sunday Silence, for solo piano; Spirits of the Night, for orchestra; Concatenations, for percussion quartet & solo viola
Performers: Burnham, James; Dunn, Scott; Klymus, William; Means, Jeffrey; Rael, Aliseo; Rubinshteyn, Timur
Conductors: Farberman, Harold; Epstein, Frank
Ensemble: Orchestra of Sofia; Percussion Quartet
"Irwin Bazelon had a career as a composer for documentaries, art films, and theatrical productions as well as concert music. His compositional craft is impeccable...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2003-08-12Works: Michael Colgrass: Déjà vu, for percussion quartet & orchestra; Dream Dancer; Gunther Schuller: In Praise of Winds
Performers: Klymus, William; Means, Jeffrey; Radnofsky, Kenneth; Rubinshteyn, Timur; Victor, David
Conductors: Peltz, Charles
Ensemble: New England Conservatory Ensemble
Michael Colgrass and Gunther Schuller have led lives musically rich in varied influences - performing music of the 19th century tradition, embracing the 20th century...continue...