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Rosner: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 / Burchett, Palmer, London Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 03/16/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 465  
Composer:  Arnold Rosner
Performer:  Christopher Burchett
Conductor:  Nick Palmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The musical language of the New York-based Arnold Rosner (1945–2013) clothes the modal harmony and rhythm of pre-Baroque polyphony in rich Romantic colours, producing a style that is instantly recognisable and immediately appealing. This second Toccata Classics album of his orchestral music contrasts the high-spirited Unraveling Dances – a rhapsody with more than a nod to Ravel’s Bolero – with the powerful symphonic suite Five Ko-ans for Orchestra and Rosner’s dramatic, dark, hieratic setting of Kafka’s The Parable of the Law for baritone and orchestra. American baritone Christopher Burchett has appeared on the stages of opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, including New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and The Kennedy Read more Center for the Performing Arts. Opera News has described him as a ‘fearlessly vulnerable’ performer, ‘who gave an unflinchingly, heroically human performance that will linger long in the memory.’ Nick Palmer is music director of the Lafayette Symphony in Indiana, North Charleston Pops in South Carolina and the ‘Evening Under the Stars’ music festival in Massachusetts; principal pops conductor of the Altoona Symphony in Philadelphia; and distinguished conductor in residence at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ko-ans (5) for Orchestra, Op. 65 by Arnold Rosner
Conductor:  Nick Palmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; United States 
2.
Unraveling Dances, Op. 122 by Arnold Rosner
Conductor:  Nick Palmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007; United States 
3.
The Parable of the Law, Op. 97 by Arnold Rosner
Performer:  Christopher Burchett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nick Palmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; United States 

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