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Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges / Albers, Miller, Albany Symphony


Release Date: 09/13/2016 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1643   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Torke
Performer:  Joyce YangJulie Albers
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albany Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, gives world premiere performances of two commissioned works by the distinguished American composer Michael Torke. Torke's music has been called "some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years." (Gramophone) Hailed as a "master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation" (New York Times), Michael Torke has created a substantial body of works in virtually every genre. Torke has served as Composer In Residence for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and has founded Ecstatic Records. The two works on this recording include a concerto for piano and orchestra titled Three Manhattan Read more Bridges. Torke uses bridges as a metaphor for connecting to an earlier stance that music once had of a direct relationship with its audience. The second work, titled Winter's Tale is a concerto for cello and orchestra. Though not based on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, it is inspired by lines from the play. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Three Manhattan Bridges by Michael Torke
Performer:  Joyce Yang (Piano)
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albany Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
2.
Winter's Tale by Michael Torke
Performer:  Julie Albers (Cello)
Conductor:  David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albany Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 

Customer Reviews

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 Torke Captures New York with Music December 27, 2016 By George A. (Milwaukee, WI) See All My Reviews "My gift to myself this holiday season was the CD of Michael Torke's new composition, "Three Manhattan Bridges." As a Midwesterner, I love how this music transports me back into New York City. The music has the energy of the city and its variety of flavors. I am reminded of Gershwin's "An American in Paris." The three movements each reflect, from my visitor's point of view, the different personalities of the George Washington Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Joyce Yang is great as the pianist. As a bonus, the CD has the four-movement "Winter's Tale" for cello and orchestra with Julie Albers as the soloist." Report Abuse
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