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American Masterworks For Woodwind Quartet


Release Date: 01/29/2002 
Label:  Aca Digital   Catalog #: 20072   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Walter HartleyArthur BergerArthur HarrisAlvin Etler,   ... 
Performer:  Theodore JahnDwight ManningRonald WalnWilliam Davis
Conductor:  Mark Cedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind QuartetUniversity of Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Walter S. Hartley is a prolific composer, pianist and educator who was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the Eastman School where he studied with Burrill Phillips, Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. He has held faculty positions at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Arthur Berger was born in New York City and his main composition teachers were Nadia Boulanger and Walter Piston at Harvard. He has held faculty positions at Mills College, Brooklyn College, the Juilliard School, Brandeis University, and the New England Conservatory. He has also been active as a music critic, writer and editor. His Quartet is dedicated to Aaron Copland. Arthur Harris was born in Philadelphia and Read more studied at an early age with Stefan Wolpe. He also studied at Yale with Paul Hindemith. He has written for Broadway productions and jazz groups as well as for the concert stage. Alvin Etler was a composer, oboist, author and educator. Born in Battle Creek, Iowa, he studied with Arthur Shepherd and Paul Hindemith. As an oboist he performed with the North American Woodwind Quartet and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He held faculty positions at Yale, Cornell, the University of Illinois, and Smith College. William Davis is the bassoonist in The University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet. His music recorded here was first performed on March 16, 2000 by the same performers who perform it here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Winds by Walter Hartley
Performer:  Theodore Jahn (Clarinet), Dwight Manning (Oboe), Ronald Waln (Flute),
William Davis (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
2.
Quartet for Winds in C major by Arthur Berger
Performer:  Ronald Waln (Flute), Theodore Jahn (Clarinet), William Davis (Bassoon),
Dwight Manning (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
3.
Diversion for Wind Quartet by Arthur Harris
Performer:  William Davis (Bassoon), Theodore Jahn (Clarinet), Ronald Waln (Flute),
Dwight Manning (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
4.
Fragments for Wind Quartet by Alvin Etler
Performer:  Theodore Jahn (Clarinet), William Davis (Bassoon), Ronald Waln (Flute),
Dwight Manning (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
5.
Etudes (8) and a Fantasy for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Theodore Jahn (Clarinet), William Davis (Bassoon), Dwight Manning (Oboe),
Ronald Waln (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949-1950; USA 
6.
Of the Georgia Night Wind's Telling by William Davis
Performer:  Dwight Manning (Oboe), Ronald Waln (Flute), William Davis (Bassoon),
Theodore Jahn (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Mark Cedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet,  University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 

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