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Tymoczko: Rube Goldberg Variations / Flexible Music, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Amernet String Quartet

Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9492  
Composer:  Dmitri Tymoczko
Performer:  John BlacklowMatthew Bengtson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flexible Music EnsembleAtlantic Brass QuintetAmernet String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dmitri Tymoczko's "Rube Goldberg Variations" presents three recent chamber works in brilliant performances. Dmitri Tymoczko is a composer and music theorist who teaches at Princeton University. His book "A Geometry of Music (Oxford)" has been described as “a tour de force” (The Times Literary Supplement), and a “monumental achievement” (Music Theory Online). Annotator Mark Keresman writes that "Mr. Tymoczko is of the generation of composers for whom soundtrack music for films and cartoons, assorted eras of jazz, and rock carry as much literal or existential weight as the European and American notated traditions oft-referred to as 'classical'. In addition to “Rube Goldberg Variations,” this release presents his Read more equally impressive works “S Sensation Something,” and “I Cannot Follow.” Flexible Music, Atlantic Brass Quintet, and Amernet Quartet are all no strangers to contemporary music, including that of Tymoczko, and brilliantly interpret these exciting works. Read less

Works on This Recording

i cannot follow ... by Dmitri Tymoczko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Flexible Music Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Rube Goldberg Variations by Dmitri Tymoczko
Performer:  John Blacklow (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlantic Brass Quintet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
S Sensation Something by Dmitri Tymoczko
Performer:  Matthew Bengtson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amernet String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Dmitri Tymoczko's Unusual Music  April 29, 2018 By Art Music Lady See All My Reviews "Tymoczko’s music sounds a bit nutty but in a really good way! He is obviously a composer who does not lack a sense of humor: one of his previous CDs is titled Crackpot Hymnal. He is that rarest of modern composers, one whose music invites listeners to enjoy what he writes rather than to aim at something so esoteric that it sounds a bit forbidding. You REALLY need to hear this CD. It will turn your ears around. --Lynn Rene Bayley, see my full review at https://artmusiclounge.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/dmitri-tymoczkos-unusual-music/" Report Abuse
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