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The Composer's Voice - New Music From Bowling Green


Release Date: 03/02/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 321   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Don FreundChris TheofanidisSamuel AdlerJeffrey Ryan,   ... 
Performer:  Movses PogossianIrina YurkovskayaTraci CottermanJennifer Wesco,   ... 
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Each selection on this recording is preceded by spoken comments by the composer.
A little clarification of the titles: you will indeed have an opportunity to hear each of the individual composer's voices in the form of brief introductory comments placed at the head of their compositions, but the composers, with one exception, are not associated with Ohio's Bowling Green University; this university is where the performers come from. This is a grab bag of orchestral music representing academic composers from several generations, from the 30-year-old Chris Theofanidis, whose 'On the Edge of the Infinite' shows a command of coloristic effects in the service of a heroic statement about the founder of Monaco, to the elder statesman Karel Husa,
Read more whose quasi-symphonic 'Reflections' is comprised of three granitic meditations. Stylistically, most of this music is middle-of-the-road, basically tonal, but with enough dissonance to keep it from seeming romantic, lots of percussion and the kind of dynamism found in much late 20th-century American symphonic music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Radical Light by Don Freund
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
On the Edge of the Infinite by Chris Theofanidis
Performer:  Movses Pogossian (Violin)
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Requiescat in Pace by Samuel Adler
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Ophélie by Jeffrey Ryan
Performer:  Irina Yurkovskaya (Soprano), Traci Cotterman (Soprano), Jennifer Wesco (Soprano),
Myra Merritt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Symphony no 2 "Reflections" by Karel Husa
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982-1983; USA 
Length: 17 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6.
Into Light by Marilyn Shrude
Conductor:  Emily Freeman Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bowling Green Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Don Freund comments...
Radical Light
Chris Theofanidis comments...
On the Edge of the Infinite
Samuel Adler comments ...
Requiescat in pace
Jeffrey Ryan comments...
Ophelie
Karel Husa comments...
Symphony No. 2, "Reflections": I. Moderate
Symphony No. 2, "Reflections": II. Very fast
Symphony No. 2, "Reflections": III. Slow
Marilyn Shrude comments...
Into Light

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