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Chamber Music Of James Yannatos - Babcock, Dwyer, Et Al


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 366   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James Yannatos
Performer:  Martha BabcockDoriot DwyerEdwin BarkerEric Ruske
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

James Yannatos was born and educated in New York City. His teachers were Boulanger, Dallapiccola, Milhaud and Hindemith in composition and William Steinberg and Leonard Bernstein for conducting. He has been Music Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra since 1964. A word now about the soloists who appear on this recording. Martha Babcock is the principal cellist of the Boston Symphony, Edwin Barker the principal doublebass with the Boston Symphony and for many years Doriot Anthony Dwyer was the principal flute for the same orchestra. Eric Ruske was named Associate Principal Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra when he was only 20. James Yannatos was born and educated in New York City. His teachers were Boulanger, Dallapiccola, Milhaud and Hindemith in composition and William Steinberg and Leonard Bernstein for conducting. He has been Music Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra since 1964. A word now about the soloists who appear on this recording. Martha Babcock is the principal cellist of the Boston Symphony, Edwin Barker the principal doublebass with the Boston Symphony and for many years Doriot Anthony Dwyer was the principal flute for the same orchestra. Eric Ruske was named Associate Principal Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra when he was only 20. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello solo by James Yannatos
Performer:  Martha Babcock (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
2.
Haiku (8) for Flute solo by James Yannatos
Performer:  Doriot Dwyer (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
3.
Variations for Double Bass solo by James Yannatos
Performer:  Edwin Barker (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
4.
Suite for Horn solo "Simultaneous Contrasts" by James Yannatos
Performer:  Eric Ruske (French Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata: I. Cadenzi: Chants and Dances
Cello Sonata: II. Recitativo and Arioso
Cello Sonata: III. Serenade: Scherzo and Toccata
8 Haiku: I. Poco adagio
8 Haiku: II. Allegro agitato
8 Haiku: III. Andante
8 Haiku: IV. Agitato
8 Haiku: V. Scherzando
8 Haiku: VI. Andante
8 Haiku: VII. Grazioso
8 Haiku: VIII. Andante
Variations
Simultaneous Contrasts: I. Prologue
Simultaneous Contrasts: II. Rondo
Simultaneous Contrasts: III. Scherzo
Simultaneous Contrasts: IV. Toccata
Simultaneous Contrasts: V. Interlude
Simultaneous Contrasts: VI. Aria
Simultaneous Contrasts: VII. Interlude da capo
Simultaneous Contrasts: VIII. Finale
Simultaneous Contrasts: IX. Epilogue

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