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Awakenings: New American Chamber Music For Guitar

Kernis / Tanenbaum / Plitmann
Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559650   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron Jay KernisJorge LidermanSteven Mackey
Performer:  Aaron Jay KernisAxel StraussHila PlitmannDavid Tanenbaum
Conductor:  David Tanenbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cuarteto LatinoamericanoSan Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chamber music breaks exciting new ground with these three works by leading American composers. Aaron Jay Kernis’s beautiful Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby is a touching song cycle for the unusual combination of soprano, violin, guitar and piano. In the rhythmically agile Aged Tunes, Jorge Liderman contrasts the sonorities of guitar and string quartet. Steven Mackey’s Measures of Turbulence, a remarkably subtle soundscape despite its title, explores the gonglike multiphonic sounds of acoustic and electric guitars. Each of these new pieces was written for the artists who perform them here. Chamber music breaks exciting new ground with these three works by leading American composers. Aaron Jay Kernis’s beautiful Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby is a touching song cycle for the unusual combination of soprano, violin, guitar and piano. In the rhythmically agile Aged Tunes, Jorge Liderman contrasts the sonorities of guitar and string quartet. Steven Mackey’s Measures of Turbulence, a remarkably subtle soundscape despite its title, explores the gonglike multiphonic sounds of acoustic and electric guitars. Each of these new pieces was written for the artists who perform them here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Aaron Jay Kernis (Piano), Axel Strauss (Violin), Hila Plitmann (Soprano),
David Tanenbaum (Guitar)
Written: 2006 
2. Aged Tunes by Jorge Liderman
Performer:  David Tanenbaum (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Written: 2007 
3. Measures of Turbulence by Steven Mackey
Conductor:  David Tanenbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble
Written: 2006 

Sound Samples

2 Awakenings and a Double Lullaby: I. The Salutation
2 Awakenings and a Double Lullaby: II. The Light Gatherer
2 Awakenings and a Double Lullaby: III. Double Lullaby
Aged Tunes
Measures of Turbulence

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