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Butterfly Dance - Music By Americans - Crumb, Et Al


Release Date: 10/24/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 882   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David GompperGeorge CrumbMarilyn ShrudeNoel Zahler,   ... 
Performer:  Igor Dronov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber OrchestraStudio for New Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Interesting, colorful works by composers you may not have heard before. Here is their backgrounds and the works on this disc:

David Gompper is Professor of Composition and Director of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa. Butterfly Dance represents a response to and a re-imagining of a native-American Hopi Indian tune of the same name.

Noel Zahler is director of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. In his Trio, Zahler draws upon a conventional ensemble in order to create a composition with an intense drive, and possessing a full and varied sound palette.

Marilyn Shrude is a faculty member at Bowling Green State University where she chairs the Department of
Read more Musicology/Composition/Theory. Secrets is a setting of nine Emily Dickinson poems, each of which are associated with one or more of the seasons of the year.

Joseph Dangerfield is Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Waves Roll On...is drawn from the Russian lyric poet Fedor Tyutchev (1803-73), whose vivid imagery served as the impetus from which Dangerfield crafted his melodic, rhythmic and formal structures.

Finally there is a major chamber work, Vox Balaenae, by one of America's most important composers, George Crumb. Founded in 1993, the Studio for New Music is one of the leading contemporary music groups in Russia. As a project initiated by Joseph Dangerfield, this CD showcases not only the varied styles of these American composers but highlights the universal nature of contemporary music.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano "Butterfly Dance" by David Gompper
Performer:  Igor Dronov ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra,  Studio for New Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
2.
Vox balaenae by George Crumb
Performer:  Igor Dronov ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra,  Studio for New Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
3.
Secrets by Marilyn Shrude
Performer:  Igor Dronov ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra,  Studio for New Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; USA 
4.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano by Noel Zahler
Performer:  Igor Dronov ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra,  Studio for New Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USA 
5.
The Waves Roll on, Thundering and Shimmering by Joseph Dangerfield
Performer:  Igor Dronov ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra,  Studio for New Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; USA 

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