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American Classics - Hickey: Left At The Fork In The Road


Release Date: 11/15/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559279   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sean Hickey
Performer:  David GouldAlden BantaStefán HöskuldssonEleonor Bindman,   ... 
Conductor:  Sungjin Hong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Prospect Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Every piece is nearly flawless, exciting, and played with tremendous passion.

…we have music that unfolds comfortably, but there’s enough to arouse curiosity without scaring anyone off. It will not alienate stodgy blue-hair types, but it will still satisfy those who crave creative new music.

- American Record Guide

Sean Hickey – A composer who maximizes the miniature in his savvy travelogues.

…these compositions are substantive and savvy. The aesthetic that emerges here is that of excitable conversation between the instruments – a discourse that never collapses into idle palaver. Fool’s Errand packs a wealth of material into a three-minute masterpiece.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Left at the Fork in the Road by Sean Hickey
Performer:  David Gould (Clarinet), Alden Banta (Bassoon), Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; New York City 
2.
Fool's Errand by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), David Gould (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; New York City 
3.
Tango Grotesco by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Oren Fader (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; New York 
4.
Fluff by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Stefán Höskuldsson (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; New York City 
5.
Pair of Pants by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Margaret Lancaster (Flute), David Gould (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; New York City 
6.
Granfaloon by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Alden Banta (Bassoon), Eleonor Bindman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; New York City 
7.
Sagesse by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Jennifer Greene (Soprano), Doug McCormick (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sungjin Hong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Prospect Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; New York City 
8.
Sonata for Flute by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Elizaveta Kopelman (Piano), Stefan Hoskuldsson (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; New York City 
9.
To the Wars by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Scott Gerhardt (Clarinet), Jennifer Greene (Soprano), Jessie Reagen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; New York City 

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