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The Music Of David Maslanka / Jordheim, Dahl, Richeson

Release Date: 09/26/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 392   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Maslanka
Performer:  Steven JordheimChristine DahlDane Richeson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Maslanka is an American composer whose music we feel strongly about here at Albany. We are pleased to be able to bring you this world premiere recording of two important pieces for saxophone. Mr. Maslanka writes: "The Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano was commissioned by the North American Saxophone Alliance. It is a large, passionate and sometimes ferocious piece which mixes old and new elements. Song Book was commissioned by the artists who perform it on this disc. The movements of Song Book are relatively brief. They have a particular thing to say, a particular mood and attitude to express, and then they are done. I think of the pieces as emotional scenes. Whereas the Sonata tends to be overwhelming in its technical and textural Read more demands, the lines and textures of Song Book are for the most part much simpler and quieter." Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano in A minor by David Maslanka
Performer:  Steven Jordheim (Saxophone), Christine Dahl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Song Book for alto saxophone & marimba by David Maslanka
Performer:  Steven Jordheim (Saxophone), Dane Richeson (Marimba)

Sound Samples

Song Book: 1. Song for Davy, "The Old Year is Past"
Song Book: 2. Lost
Song Book: 3. Hymn Tune with 4 Variations
Song Book: 4. Serious Music
Song Book: 5. Summer Song
Song Book: 6. Song for Alison
Song Book: 7. Evening Song
Alto Saxophone Sonata: I. Moderate
Alto Saxophone Sonata: II. Slow
Alto Saxophone Sonata: III. Very Fast

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