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Augusta Read Thomas: Chamber & Piano Works

Thomas
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 6261  
Composer:  Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Amy BriggsJanet SungYuan-qing YuRobert Walters,   ... 
Conductor:  Jack Delaney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Walden Chamber PlayersSouthern Methodist University Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Among today’s composers, Augusta Read Thomas has remained consistent in blazing her own path. In this she has undoubtedly been aided by her cosmopolitan training, having studied with Alan Stout (Northwestern University), Oliver Knussen (Tanglewood), and Jacob Druckman (Yale University), as well as one final year in London at the Royal Academy of Music. This second volume in a series devoted to Thomas’ music presents six works for various chamber combinations. The other three, which occupy the greater part of the CD’s playing time, are solo piano works that span the entire chronological range of the collection. Among today’s composers, Augusta Read Thomas has remained consistent in blazing her own path. In this she has undoubtedly been aided by her cosmopolitan training, having studied with Alan Stout (Northwestern University), Oliver Knussen (Tanglewood), and Jacob Druckman (Yale University), as well as one final year in London at the Royal Academy of Music. This second volume in a series devoted to Thomas’ music presents six works for various chamber combinations. The other three, which occupy the greater part of the CD’s playing time, are solo piano works that span the entire chronological range of the collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scat for oboe, string trio and piano by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Walden Chamber Players
2.
Etudes (6) for Piano by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Amy Briggs (Piano)
3.
Double Helix for 2 violins by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Janet Sung (Violin), Yuan-qing Yu (Violin)
4.
Ring Flourish Blaze a fanfare for piccolos and brass by Augusta Read Thomas
Conductor:  Jack Delaney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble
5.
A Circle Around the Sun by Augusta Read Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Walden Chamber Players
6.
Pilgrim Soul by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Robert Walters (English Horn), Stefan Hersh (Violin), Steve Rose (Violin)
7.
Traces by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Makiko Hirata (Piano)
8.
Toft Serenade by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Charles Morey (Violin), Frank Huang (Piano)
9.
Starlight Ribbons by Augusta Read Thomas
Performer:  Daniel Schlosberg (Piano)

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