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Cory: Things Are; String Quartet No. 3, Violin Sonata

Cory / Rosenfeld / Momenta Quartet
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559784   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eleanor Cory
Performer:  Jayn RosenfeldStephen GoslingJames BakerWilliam Anderson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It’s the shifting of musical languages in Eleanor Cory’s music that gives her compositions their unique vibrancy, such as the “modal, tonal, atonal mix” of her First Violin Sonata, as well as jazz elements. All of this and more can be found in Things Are, her memorial for composer Milton Babbitt, and in the Celebration of pianistic virtuosity. Cory’s Third String Quartet expresses both “sweet melancholy” and playful dialogue. Epithalamium explores the flute’s flexibility in elegantly shaped gestures, while the instrumentation of the Fantasy is light in its mood and airy textures. It’s the shifting of musical languages in Eleanor Cory’s music that gives her compositions their unique vibrancy, such as the “modal, tonal, atonal mix” of her First Violin Sonata, as well as jazz elements. All of this and more can be found in Things Are, her memorial for composer Milton Babbitt, and in the Celebration of pianistic virtuosity. Cory’s Third String Quartet expresses both “sweet melancholy” and playful dialogue. Epithalamium explores the flute’s flexibility in elegantly shaped gestures, while the instrumentation of the Fantasy is light in its mood and airy textures. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Things Are, for flute & piano by Eleanor Cory
Performer:  Jayn Rosenfeld (Flute), Stephen Gosling (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
Date of Recording: 09/21/2011 
Venue:  The American Academy of Arts and Letters 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
String Quartet No. 3 by Eleanor Cory
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Date of Recording: 02/24/2014 
Venue:  The Concert Hall of the Performing Arts 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Celebration, for piano by Eleanor Cory
Performer:  Stephen Gosling (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Date of Recording: 09/21/2011 
Venue:  The American Academy of Arts and Letters 
Length: 11 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Fantasy, for flute, guitar & percussion by Eleanor Cory
Performer:  James Baker (Percussion), William Anderson (Guitar), Sue Ann Kahn (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1991 
Date of Recording: 11/24/2009 
Venue:  The American Academy of Arts and Letters 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Epithalamium, for flute by Eleanor Cory
Performer:  Jayn Rosenfeld (Flute)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1973 
Date of Recording: 09/21/2011 
Venue:  The American Academy of Arts and Letters 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 by Eleanor Cory
Performer:  Curtis Macomber (Violin), Blair McMillen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
Date of Recording: 02/24/2014 
Venue:  The Concert Hall of the Performing Arts 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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