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Convergence - The Music Of Stewart & Gershwin

Stewart / Moravian Philharmonic Orch / Vronsky
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 5892   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Nisbet StewartGeorge Gershwin
Performer:  Karolina Rojahn
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic OrchestraTower Brass Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Observing the landscape of contemporary classical, one might assume that the art music community has shifted its focus away from the melodic, harmonious, and accessible. CONVERGENCE, an album of works by David Nisbet Stewart and George Gershwin, presents just the opposite: imaginative, expressive works that appeal to performers and audiences alike. Alongside Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Stewart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet prove that contemporary composers can maintain stylistic integrity with a broadappeal. Enhanced content includes study scores. Observing the landscape of contemporary classical, one might assume that the art music community has shifted its focus away from the melodic, harmonious, and accessible. CONVERGENCE, an album of works by David Nisbet Stewart and George Gershwin, presents just the opposite: imaginative, expressive works that appeal to performers and audiences alike. Alongside Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Stewart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet prove that contemporary composers can maintain stylistic integrity with a broadappeal. Enhanced content includes study scores. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano by David Nisbet Stewart
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
Suite for Piano-Brass Quintet by David Nisbet Stewart
Performer:  Karolina Rojahn (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tower Brass Quintet
3.
Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tower Brass Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Notes: Arranger: David Nisbet Stewart. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto: I. Vivace - Meno mosso - Vicace, "Victimae paschali laudes"
Piano Concerto: II. Largo
Piano Concerto: III. Allegro
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Overture
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Act I: Summertime
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Act I: A woman is a sometime thing
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Act I: Overflow My man's gone now
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Act II: I got plenty o' nuttin'
Porgy and Bess (arr. D. Lube): Porgy and Bess, Act II: Bess you is my woman (arr. D. Lube)
Porgy and Bess (arr. for brass quintet): Porgy and Bess, Act II: It ain't necessarily so (arr. for brass quintet)
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: I. Fanfare: Allegro
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: II. Scherzo: Allegro con moto
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: III. Jitterbug: Allegro
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: IV. Pastorale: Andante contabile
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: V. Habanera: Moderato
Suite for Piano-Brass Quartet: VI. Giga: Vivace

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