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Neoteric Plays Bernard Hoffer / Mackey, Presar, Lenz


Release Date: 06/17/2008 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1018   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bernard Hoffer
Performer:  Janka MekisMichael BartaJennifer PresarMelissa Mackey,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Morehouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neoteric
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Formed in 2004 the trio Neoteric, made up of faculty members at Southern Illinois University, began their relationship with Bernard Hoffer through a request for works in the American Music Center newsletter. After writing two works for their ensemble, Hoffer suggested the idea of more substantial works, hence the Concerto di Camera and Divertimento included on this recording. Born in Switzerland, Hoffer is a graduate of Eastman where he studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Wayne Barlow. He has written extensively for films, television, and commercials for which he has won several Emmy nominations and Clio Awards. He scored the hit children’s cartoon series Thundercats and Silverhawks. Formed in 2004 the trio Neoteric, made up of faculty members at Southern Illinois University, began their relationship with Bernard Hoffer through a request for works in the American Music Center newsletter. After writing two works for their ensemble, Hoffer suggested the idea of more substantial works, hence the Concerto di Camera and Divertimento included on this recording. Born in Switzerland, Hoffer is a graduate of Eastman where he studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Wayne Barlow. He has written extensively for films, television, and commercials for which he has won several Emmy nominations and Clio Awards. He scored the hit children’s cartoon series Thundercats and Silverhawks. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Divertimento for Octet by Bernard Hoffer
Performer:  Janka Mekis (Violin), Michael Barta (Violin), Jennifer Presar (French Horn),
Melissa Mackey (Bassoon), Eric Mandat (Clarinet), Eric Lenz (Cello),
Meng-Chun Chi (Viola), Philip [Double Bass] Brown (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Morehouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neoteric
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
Length: 15 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Concerto di Camera for Piano, Bassoon, Horn and Cello by Bernard Hoffer
Performer:  Jennifer Presar (French Horn), Melissa Mackey (Bassoon), Eric Lenz (Cello),
Heidi Louise Williams (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neoteric
Written: 2007 
Length: 22 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Brief Episodes (4) for Bassoon, Horn and Cello by Bernard Hoffer
Performer:  Jennifer Presar (French Horn), Melissa Mackey (Bassoon), Eric Lenz (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neoteric
Written: 2004 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
More Brief Episodes for Bassoon, Horn and Cello by Bernard Hoffer
Performer:  Jennifer Presar (French Horn), Melissa Mackey (Bassoon), Eric Lenz (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neoteric
Written: 2004 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto di Camera: I. Canzone
Concerto di Camera: II. Scherzo
Concerto di Camera: III. Toccata
4 Brief Episodes: No. 1. Out of the Darkness (Into the Light)
4 Brief Episodes: No. 2. In the Garden
4 Brief Episodes: No. 3. The Debate
4 Brief Episodes: No. 4. An Evening Escapade
More Brief Episodes: No. 1. Tag
More Brief Episodes: No. 2. Murmurs and Echoes
More Brief Episodes: No. 3. Watch Your Bach
More Brief Episodes: No. 4. Road Rage
Divertimento for Octet

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