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Music Of Edwin London - Gypsy Heirs, Etc/London, Rose, Et Al


Release Date: 10/28/2003 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 595   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edwin London
Performer:  Laura MartinMark GeorgeSean GabrielHowie Smith
Conductor:  Edwin LondonGil Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Chamber SymphonyLarry Parsons Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edwin London's music, sometimes literary or sacred, often theatrical, and at times humorous, is the product of his broad experience in diverse styles. London has been a major figure in the field of new music for more than 40 years. Best described as "a champion of new American music" he has formed two highly acclaimed ensembles: Ineluctable Modality, a new music choral ensemble in 1968, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in 1980. As a composer, conductor, teacher, administrator and persuasive advocate for the value of music as a civilizing force, his influence has been extraordinary. Born in Philadelphia, he began his career with characteristic disregard of rigid musical categories, as a horn player in both symphony orchestras and the Oscar Read more Pettiford jazz band. Everything London has done in his long career has reflected his ability to move easily between the worlds of "concert hall" and "popular" music - with occasional stops at places in between. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gypsy Heirs by Edwin London
Performer:  Laura Martin (Violin), Mark George (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Venue:  Drinko Hall, Cleveland University, OH 
Length: 20 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Scenes for Flute and Chamber Orchestra by Edwin London
Performer:  Sean Gabriel (Flute)
Conductor:  Edwin London
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/22/2001 
Venue:  Drinko Hall, Cleveland University, OH 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
In the Firmament by Edwin London
Performer:  Howie Smith (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Gil Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Chamber Symphony,  Larry Parsons Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/21/1999 
Venue:  Drinko Hall, Cleveland University, OH 
Length: 21 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Gypsy Heirs: I. At the Tomb of Sarasate
Gypsy Heirs: II. Zig-wise
Scenes: I. Recitativo Stromentato
Scenes: II. Shakespeare in the Park
In the Firmament

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