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New American Masters, Vol. 5 / Palisades Virtuosi

Palisades Virtuosi
Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1481  
Composer:  Paul MoravecJames ChwalykDavid SampsonDonald Reid Womack,   ... 
Performer:  Donald MokrynskiMargaret SwinchoskiRon Levy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Palisades Virtuosi (Margaret Swinchoski, flute, Donald Mokrynski, clarinet, Ron Levy, piano) have an admirable and well-earned reputation as "The Commissioners" because of their ongoing program of commissioning and premiering works for their ensemble from American composers. This recording, the fifth in their series of New American Masterpieces, features new works from seven distinguished composers whose music displays an array of styles, while exhibiting richness and depth. In all, the Palisades Virtuosi have commissioned and premiered almost 70 new works, giving performances throughout the northeastern United States. Palisades Virtuosi have been appointed "Visiting Artists" at Bergen Community College in New Read more Jersey. - Albany Music Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Palisades Amusement by Paul Moravec
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
2. Time Unheard by James Chwalyk
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
3. Undercurrents Redux by David Sampson
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
4. ‘Aina by Donald Reid Womack
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
5. Between Worlds by Raymond Wojcik
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
6. Palisades Rush by Sergio Garcia-Marruz
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi
7. Tour de Force by Stephen Perillo
Performer:  Donald Mokrynski (Clarinet), Margaret Swinchoski (Flute), Ron Levy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palisades Virtuosi

Sound Samples

Palisades Amusement
Time Unheard
Undercurrents Redux
'Aina: I. Lo'ihi
'Aina: II. Pele's Hair
'Aina: III. Makai
'Aina: IV. Echoes of a Long Frozen Fire
Between Worlds
Palisades Rush: I. Fantasia para tres
Palisades Rush: II. Monday in New York
Tour de Force: I. Kaleidoscope
Tour de Force: II. Rondo

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