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Robert Baksa: Octet, Quintet, Nonet / Scribner, Bronx Arts


Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 534   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Baksa
Performer:  Brad GarnerLouisa ScribnerMarsha HellerPaul Gallo,   ... 
Conductor:  William Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bronx Arts Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Baksa is one of America's most prolific composers with more than 500 works to his credit. He was born in New York City in 1938 but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Baksa attended the University of Arizona, then returned to New York to live after spending a summer at Tanglewood. Currently he serves as Resident Composer and Coordinator of New Music for the Pleshakov Music Center in Hudson, New York. The Octet for Woodwinds was completed in 1972 and takes its inspiration from the wind serenades of the early classical period. The Quintet for Flute and Strings, written in 1973, was premiered at the National Flute Association Convention. The 1974 Nonet for Winds and Strings was commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference of the East at Read more Bennington, Vermont. It was written to be presented during the period of the composer's tenure as Composer-in-Residence that summer and was later taken up by other chamber ensembles across the country including the Bronx Arts Ensemble, which has premiered and recorded more than a dozen of Baksa's chamber works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Octet for Winds by Robert Baksa
Performer:  Brad Garner (Flute), Louisa Scribner (Oboe), Marsha Heller (Oboe),
Paul Gallo (Clarinet), Mitchell Weiss (Clarinet), William Scribner (Bassoon),
Jeffrey Marchand (Bassoon), John Wion (Flute)
Conductor:  William Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bronx Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 19 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Flute and Strings by Robert Baksa
Performer:  John Wion (Flute), Gerald Tarack (Violin), Browning Cramer (Violin),
Kenneth Burward-Hoy (Viola), Eliana Mendoza (Cello)
Conductor:  William Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bronx Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/21/2000 
Venue:  Town Hall, New York City 
Length: 19 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3.
Nonet for Winds and Strings by Robert Baksa
Performer:  William Scribner (Bassoon), Louisa Scribner (Oboe), John Wion (Flute),
Masako Yanagita (Violin), Florence Schwartz (Violin), Susan Folari (Viola),
Dean Crandall (Double Bass), Lutz Rath (Cello), Paul Gallo (Clarinet)
Conductor:  William Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bronx Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 19 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Octet for Woodwind Instruments: I. Moderato
Octet for Woodwind Instruments: II. Flowing
Octet for Woodwind Instruments: III. Presto
Quintet for Flute and Strings: I. Allegro molto
Quintet for Flute and Strings: II. Adagietto
Quintet for Flute and Strings: III. Allegro
Nonet for Winds and Strings: I. Moderately fast
Nonet for Winds and Strings: II. Lento
Nonet for Winds and Strings: III. Presto

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