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Matrix - Music Of Louis Karchin / Hostetter, Shelton, Gosling

Release Date: 12/26/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 895   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis Karchin
Performer:  Stephen GoslingLucy SheltonPatricia SpencerMarilyn Nonken,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Louis Karchin and the listener are blessed with precise, vibrant performances by fully committed, excellent players dedicated to new music." -- American Record Guide

Described by the New Yorker's Andrew Porter as a composer of "fearless eloquence," Louis Karchin has received performances of his music worldwide, by groups ranging from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Louisville Orchestra, to South Korea's Veritas Musicae and the Delta Ensemble of Amsterdam, Holland. Born in Philadelphia, he went on to advanced studies at the Eastman School and Harvard University, where his teachers included Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Earl Kim, Fred Lerdahl and Leon Kirchner. As Hayes Biggs writes in
Read more his notes to this CD, "Although this disc takes its name from its final selection, Matrix and Dream, the title Matrix is apropos in more than one sense. One of the word's definitions is that of a medium or situation out of which some other entity originates, or in which such an entity is embedded. Louis Karchin's highly personal, supple and elegant musical language, evolved over the course of a distinguished career as composer and performer, is by that definition the matrix within which this music is able to take form, substance and nourishment, and consequently to take flight...many of Karchin's compositional preoccupations, with regard to both genre and gesture, are represented on this recording...all of the new worlds that you can discover on this disc - from the smallest to the largest - emanate from and are contained within Louis Karchin's matrix; they will amply repay return voyages."
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Works on This Recording

Roethke Songs by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Stephen Gosling (Piano), Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Fanfare/Pavane for Flute solo by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Patricia Spencer (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Fanfare for Marty by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Marilyn Nonken (Piano)
Voyages by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Marilyn Nonken (Piano), Taimur Sullivan (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Quartet for Percussion by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Thomas Kolor (Percussion), Matthew Gold (Percussion), Eduardo Leandro (Percussion),
Paul Hostetter (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Plaint by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Stephen Gosling (Piano), Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Matrix and Dream by Louis Karchin
Performer:  Stephen Gosling (Piano), Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 

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