WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Gone For Foreign - Anderson, Naito, Et Al / Cygnus Ensemble


Release Date: 06/06/2006 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9195   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David ClamanWilliam AndersonAkemi NaitoRolv Yttrehus,   ... 
Performer:  Robert InglissCalvin WiersmaSusannah ChapmanWilliam Anderson,   ... 
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $19.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cygnus is one of the most intriguing new music ensembles to have emerged in recent years. With its mixed instrumentation of winds, strings and plucked sounds, Cygnus offers the present day composer a bold new spectrum of colorful combinations to write for. And given the ensemble’s devotion to commissioning new repertoire from a stylistically broad range of composers, combined with the virtuosity with which these pieces are performed, Cygnus presents a consistently exotic and entertaining listening experience.

The disc begins with David Claman’s gone for foreign- a flashy, exuberant suite in five movements, which draw from an Indian-inflected quasi-rock idiom. William Anderson’s A Giddy Thing for mandolin and pre-recorded midi
Read more plucked sounds takes its inspiration from a comment at the end of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The Japanese/American composer Akemi Naito’s Mindscape integrates the experimental with the conventional: sensuous melodies co-exist side by side with multiphonics; conventional notation sits alongside graphically notated music. Throughout, Naito’s sensitive and poetic ear shapes the musical flow. Rolv Yttrehus’s Plectrum Spectrum is a tour de force of rhythmic energy, using Cygnus’s full complement of plucked instruments- mandolin, banjo and guitars. Milton Babbitt’s beautiful Swan Song No. 1 is remarkable for its relaxed and transparent instrumental interplay- the full ensemble rarely playing at the same time, the flow of the music, inexorable. All of the pieces on this recording were composed for Cygnus.
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gone for Foreign by David Claman
Performer:  Robert Ingliss (Oboe), Calvin Wiersma (Violin), Susannah Chapman (Cello),
William Anderson (Guitar), Oren Fader (Mandolin), Oren Fader (Guitar),
Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/20/2005 
Venue:  KAS Studios, Astoria, NY 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
A Giddy Thing by William Anderson
Performer:  Oren Fader (Mandolin), Oren Fader (Guitar), William Anderson (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/20/2005 
Venue:  Eonta Sound, Bronxville, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3.
Mindscape - Four Poetic Images by Akemi Naito
Performer:  Oren Fader (Guitar), William Anderson (Guitar), Susannah Chapman (Cello),
Calvin Wiersma (Violin), Robert Ingliss (Oboe), Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/02/2005 
Venue:  KAS Studios, Astoria, NY 
Length: 13 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Plectrum Spectrum by Rolv Yttrehus
Performer:  William Anderson (Guitar), Oren Fader (Mandolin), Susannah Chapman (Cello),
Calvin Wiersma (Violin), Robert Ingliss (English Horn), Robert Ingliss (Oboe),
Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute), Tara Helen O'Connor (Alto Flute), Tara Helen O'Connor (Piccolo),
William Anderson (Mandolin), William Anderson (Banjo), Oren Fader (Guitar)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/15/2005 
Venue:  KAS Studios, Astoria, NY 
Length: 19 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Swan Song no 1 by Milton Babbitt
Performer:  Susannah Chapman (Cello), William Anderson (Guitar), Calvin Wiersma (Violin),
Oren Fader (Mandolin), Robert Ingliss (Oboe), Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cygnus Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/20/2005 
Venue:  Eonta Sound, Bronxville, NY 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In