1 CD / Decca / 2012-12-11Works: Michael Torke: Ecstatic Orange, ballet; Bright Blue Music; Green for orchestra; Purple, ballet; The Adjustable Wrench, for ensemble; Ash for orchestra; Javelin, overture for orchestra
Conductors: Zinman, David; Nagano, Kent; Levy, Yoel
Ensemble: ; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
These are amongst the most committed and persuasive performances of contemporary music I've heard for a long time; in the words of Heidi Waleson, when...continue...
1 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2005-02-06Works: Michael Torke: The Adjustable Wrench, for ensemble; Overnight Mail, for orchestra; Monday and Tuesday, for chamber ensemble
Conductors: Nagano, Kent; Hempel, Jurgen; Zagrosek, Lothar
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta
"...There is billiant manipulation of rhythm, highly sprung so that the music barely touches the ground, and an assertive, dazzling white-smiled confidence about the writing...continue...
6 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2004-11-02Works: Michael Torke: Green for orchestra; Purple, ballet; Ecstatic Orange, ballet; Ash for orchestra; Bright Blue Music; Proverbs (4), for female voice & ensemble; Book of Proverbs, for chorus & orchestra;...
Performers: Anderson, Valdine; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Harle, John; Ollmann, Kurt
Conductors: Zinman, David; Torke, Michael; De Waart, Edo; Levi, Yoel; Miller, David A.; Nagano, Kent; Hempel, Jurgen; Zagrosek, Lothar;
Ensemble: ; Albany Symphony Orchestra; Apollo Saxophone Quartet; Argo Band; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Balanescu Quartet; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; Michael Torke Band; Philharmonia Orc...
"What a midcareer retrospective at the Whitney Museum is to a visual artist, Michael Torke's six-CD set of orchestral music is for a composer. When...continue...