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Margaret Brouwer: Shattered

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Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559763   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Margaret BrouwerClaude DebussyJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel SilverSandra Simon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak EnsembleMaria String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Widely acclaimed for its lyricism, emotional power, striking musical imagery and fascinating sonorities, Margaret Brouwer’s work has earned her numerous awards and a constant demand for new commissions. Shattered Glass is a musical kaleidoscope, expressing Brouwer’s anger and frustration with American aggression abroad. The Quintet also responds to world affairs and the 9/11 attack, asking if cultures can exist together by layering contemporary complexity with Middle Eastern influences. Whom do you call angel now? is a stark setting of David Adam’s post-9/11 poem An Angel’s Song. Hope for the future can be heard in Lonely Lake, while Brouwer’s arrangements introduce new instrumental colors to masterworks from the past. Widely acclaimed for its lyricism, emotional power, striking musical imagery and fascinating sonorities, Margaret Brouwer’s work has earned her numerous awards and a constant demand for new commissions. Shattered Glass is a musical kaleidoscope, expressing Brouwer’s anger and frustration with American aggression abroad. The Quintet also responds to world affairs and the 9/11 attack, asking if cultures can exist together by layering contemporary complexity with Middle Eastern influences. Whom do you call angel now? is a stark setting of David Adam’s post-9/11 poem An Angel’s Song. Hope for the future can be heard in Lonely Lake, while Brouwer’s arrangements introduce new instrumental colors to masterworks from the past. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shattered Glass by Margaret Brouwer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak Ensemble
2.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings by Margaret Brouwer
Performer:  Daniel Silver (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maria String Quartet
3.
Declaration: Whom Do You Call Angel Now? by Margaret Brouwer
Performer:  Sandra Simon (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak Ensemble
4.
Lonely Lake by Margaret Brouwer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak Ensemble
5.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Margaret Brouwer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak Ensemble
6.
Two-Part Invention no 8 in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Blue Streak Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Shattered Glass
Clarinet Quintet: I. Allegro
Clarinet Quintet: II. My white tears broken in the seas
Clarinet Quintet: III. Scherzo
Clarinet Quintet: IV. Moderato, Vivace
Declaration: IV. Whom do you call angel now?
Lonely Lake
Clair de Lune (arr. M. Brouwer for ensemble)
2-Part Invention in F Major, BWV 779 (arr. M. Brouwer for ensemble)

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