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Bresnick: Opere Della Musica Povera / Bang On A Can, Et Al


Release Date: 11/21/2000 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 868   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Martin Bresnick
Performer:  Jo-Ann SternbergLisa MooreEva GruesserMartin Bresnick,   ... 
Conductor:  Jesse LevineMartin BresnickMarguerite L. BrooksLawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale PhilharmoniaPovera PlayersYale Pro Musica,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer Martin Bresnick's OPERA DELLA MUSICA POVERA is an intriguing example of the sonic diversity that comes from a little inspiration. Proving to be a lasting memory for him, Musica Povera, or "Poor Art" as it was called in Italy during the mid-60s, was a movement that Bresnick embraced during his short residency there. Bresnick decided to compose a series of works based on his experiences, a journey that took him almost 10 years to complete. This fertile movement centered on using inexpensive raw materials, showing how art should belong to everyone regardless of social or political implications.
Bresnick, too, has taken this idea and focused on creating music that can be interpreted to reflect the attitude of the layman, implicating
Read more the struggles of the soul. The ideas presented can be interpreted to reflect the poverty of the mind, or the spirit, and symbolically, we can hear the intricate use of the sounding world itself throughout. Bresnick, in his "Poor Art" spirit, uses all 12 tones of the scale in his short works, never recalling a single motif throughout. The instrumentation is as diverse as the music, and as the recording slowly moves deeper on its path, the richness and warmth of the composer's vision is obvious. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Opere della musica povera: Tucket by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Jesse Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Opere della musica povera: Follow Your Leader by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Martin Bresnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Povera Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Opere della musica povera: Pigs and Fishes by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Martin Bresnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Povera Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Opere della musica povera: New Haven by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Marguerite L. Brooks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Pro Musica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Opere della musica povera: Woodstock by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Marguerite L. Brooks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Pro Musica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Opere della musica povera: Angelus novus by Martin Bresnick
Conductor:  Lawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Yale Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7.
Opere della musica povera: The Bucket Rider by Martin Bresnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8.
Opere della musica povera: BE JUST! by Martin Bresnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Opere della musica povera: *** by Martin Bresnick
Performer:  Jo-Ann Sternberg (Clarinet), Lisa Moore (Piano), Eva Gruesser (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Capo Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Opere della musica povera: The Dream of the Lost Traveller by Martin Bresnick
Performer:  Lisa Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 27 Secs. 
11.
Opere della musica povera: Pine Eyes by Martin Bresnick
Performer:  Martin Bresnick (Spoken Vocals), Patti Cudd (Percussion), Patrick O'Keefe (Clarinet),
Heather Barringer (Percussion), Carl Witt (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zeitgeist
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 20 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
Opere della musica povera: Bird as Prophet by Martin Bresnick
Performer:  Eva Gruesser (Violin), Lisa Moore (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Capo Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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