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Voces Americanas - Rodriguez, Et Al / Voices Of Change


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 773   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Xavier RodriguezMario LavistaRoberto SierraMario Davidovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Emanuel BorokRoss PowellChristopher AdkinsJo Boatright,   ... 
Conductor:  James Rives-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Small Ensemble Performance."
Since 1974, Dallas-based Voices of Change has played a vital role in the musical life of the Southwest. Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University's Meadow School of the Arts, it is the only professional chamber group in the region devoted to new music. This disc features Latin American composers and is dedicated to the memory of Mexican conductor Eduardo Mata, a former director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The selection covers a variety of conventional modern styles. Robert Xavier Rodriguez' 'Les Niais Amoureux,' is a playful work which skillfully intertwines a Rameau keyboard piece with an original theme, while Roberto
Read more Sierra's 'Trio Tropical' contains references to Debussy and in its slow passages evokes Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time.' Mario Davidovsky's 'Romancero' and Tania Leon's 'Pueblo Mulato' are both vigorously expressionistic song sets while Mario Lavista's 'Quotations' weaves fleeting phrases from a handful of sources into a stark atonal framework. All of these are first recordings and, as such, invaluable.
REVIEWS:
Fanfare (5-6/98, pp.258-59) - "VOCES AMERICANAS is a valuable release, and I recommend it....[Voices of Change] Artistic Director Jo Boatwright and her seven-strong ensemble have much to be proud of..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les niais amoureux by Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Performer:  Emanuel Borok (Violin), Ross Powell (Clarinet), Christopher Adkins (Cello),
Jo Boatright (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 13 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2.
Quotations by Mario Lavista
Performer:  Christopher Adkins (Cello), Jo Boatright (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 "Trio tropical" by Roberto Sierra
Performer:  Emanuel Borok (Violin), Jo Boatright (Piano), Christopher Adkins (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 17 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Romancero by Mario Davidovsky
Performer:  Ross Powell (Clarinet), Harvey Boatright (Flute), Christine Schadeberg (Soprano),
Maria Schleuning (Violin), Christopher Adkins (Cello)
Conductor:  James Rives-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 13 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
5.
Madrigal by Mario Lavista
Performer:  Ross Powell (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6.
Pueblo Mulato by Tania León
Performer:  Dwight Shambley (Double Bass), Enric Madriguera (Guitar), Virginia Dupuy (Soprano),
Rogene Howard (Oboe), Deborah Mashburn (Percussion), Jo Boatright (Piano)
Conductor:  James Rives-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Change
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Southern Methodist U., Dallas, Texas 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

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