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Elan - Revueltas, Schwartz, Lifschitz, Kessner, Et Al

Release Date: 11/23/1999 
Label:  North/South Recordings   Catalog #: 1020   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Elliott SchwartzWilliam ToutantMax LifchitzSilvestre Revueltas,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel Aaron KessnerFrank CassaraRobert StiblerKathleen L. Wilson,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Aaron Kessner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North/South Consonance
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Featured in this album are recent vocal and instrumental compositions by composers from Mexico and the U.S. The legendary Silvestre Revueltas whose centenary will be celebrated the last day of 1999 - is honored by an all- too-rare recording of his engaging Five Children's Songs. The North/South Consonance Ensemble is featured in premiere recordings of two works by American composers who hail from contrasting geographical and aesthetic territories. From Maine, Elliott Schwartz gives us his engaging Elan and from Los Angeles, David Kessner offers his virtuosic Two Visions. Max Lifchitz's Three Songs are based on poems by three New York poets. There is also a performance of William Toutant's lively Bagatelle and Mary Jeanne van Appledorn's Read more Passages. The listener will be pleasantly surprised by the diversity evident in the compositions recorded on this disc. Not only do these recent works represent a wide variety of aesthetic viewpoints, but each work effectively meets the compositional challenges posed by the chosen medium. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Elan by Elliott Schwartz
Conductor:  Daniel Aaron Kessner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North/South Consonance
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Maine, USA 
2. Bagatelle for Alto Flute and Marimba by William Toutant
Performer:  Daniel Aaron Kessner (Alto Flute), Frank Cassara (Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3. Songs (3) for Voice and Trumpet by Max Lifchitz
Performer:  Robert Stibler (Trumpet), Kathleen L. Wilson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
4. Cinco canciones de niños y dos canciones profanas by Silvestre Revueltas
Performer:  Kathleen L. Wilson (Soprano), Max Lifchitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; Mexico 
5. Passages by Mary J. Van Appledorn
Performer:  Don Lucas (Trombone), Max Lifchitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
6. Visions (2) by Daniel Aaron Kessner
Conductor:  Daniel Aaron Kessner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North/South Consonance
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
7. Passages II by Mary J. Van Appledorn
Performer:  Alan Shinn (Percussion), Don Lucas (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 

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