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Postcard From Heaven / Susan Allen


Release Date: 04/07/2015 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80763   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John CageJames TenneyAlexander TcherepninGloria Coates
Performer:  Susan AllenEllie ChoateMarilu DonovanColton Lytle,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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The harp is a strange and compelling instrument that in its technological ancientness beckons composers and listeners alike to bask in its heavenly aura. Like hand drums and acoustic guitars, the immediacy of a harp's sound production demands an intimate, one-on-one relationship between listener and instrument/performer. This intimacy is why composers of all stripes write music for harp - it strips away habit and affectation. Its limits are challenges that distill the essence of a composer's style and technique and reflect them back as if from a mirror. The harp is a strange and compelling instrument that in its technological ancientness beckons composers and listeners alike to bask in its heavenly aura. Like hand drums and acoustic guitars, the immediacy of a harp's sound production demands an intimate, one-on-one relationship between listener and instrument/performer. This intimacy is why composers of all stripes write music for harp - it strips away habit and affectation. Its limits are challenges that distill the essence of a composer's style and technique and reflect them back as if from a mirror. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In a Landscape by John Cage
Performer:  Susan Allen (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
2.
Harmonium no 3 by James Tenney
Performer:  Ellie Choate (Harp), Susan Allen (Harp), Marilu Donovan (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
3.
Diatonic Caprices (4) by Alexander Tcherepnin
Performer:  Susan Allen (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
4.
Perchance to Dream by Gloria Coates
Performer:  Susan Allen (Harp), Colton Lytle (Vibraphone)
Written: 2014 
5.
Postcard From Heaven, for 1-20 harps by John Cage
Performer:  Jillian Risigari-gai (Harp), Ellie Choate (Harp), Susan Allen (Harp),
Marilu Donovan (Harp), Jaclyn Urlik (Harp)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983 

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