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Fromm Music Foundation: 20th-Century Composer Series


Release Date: 05/15/2020 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19439715642  
Composer:  Leon KirchnerWilhelm KillmayerLou HarrisonBenjamin Lees,   ... 
Performer:  Nathan RubinLeon KirchnerGeorge NeikrugLudwig Shapero,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Concert ChoirNew York Concert OrchestraJuilliard String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From January 1957 to March 1962 Columbia Masterworks in collaboration with the Fromm Music Foundation released a series of 9 highly acclaimed LPs in the Twentieth Century Composer Series with music by composers including Elliott Carter, Luigi Dallapiccola, William Denny, Leon Kirchner, Ernst Krenek, Benjamin Lees, Jerome Rosen, Ilhan Usmanbas and Ben Weber.

Sony Classical – with kind support by the Fromm Music Foundation – is now properly documenting the meritorious cooperation between Columbia Masterworks and the Fromm Music Foundation with the release of a special 9 (+1) CD boxed set, remastering the remaining 6 LPs with repertoire by Foss, Harrison, Killmayer, Kirchner, Krenek, Weber and Dallapiccola from the 2- and
Read more 3-track analogue tapes, and thus making this special repertoire available worldwide on CD and in digital 24-bit high resolution audio.

The Fromm Music Foundation was founded by the late Paul Fromm in 1952. Since 1972, it has been located at Harvard University where it has operated in partnership with the Harvard University Music Department. Over the course of its existence, the Fromm Foundation has commissioned over 400 new compositions and their performances. The Fromm Foundation has also sponsored hundreds of new music concerts and concert series, among them Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music, American Composers Orchestra, and the Fromm Concert Series at Harvard University.

Artists:

Nathan Rubin (violin), George Neikrug (cello), Leon Kirchner (piano), Ludwig Shapero (violin), The New York Concert Choir & Orchestra, Juilliard String Quartet (string quartet), The New Music String Quartet, Bethany Beardslee (soprano), William Masselos (piano), Julius Baker (flute), Harry Shulman (oboe), Alexander Williams (clarinet), Galimir String Quartet, Frederick Fuller (baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord), Charles Rosen (piano), Tossy Spivakovsky (violin), Aldo Parisot (cello), The Group For Contemporary Music at Columbia University, Grace-Lynne Martin (soprano), Leon Fleisher (piano) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano no 1 by Leon Kirchner
Performer:  Nathan Rubin (Violin), Leon Kirchner (Piano), George Neikrug (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
2.
Sonata Concertante for Violin and Piano by Leon Kirchner
Performer:  Leon Kirchner (Piano), Ludwig Shapero (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
3.
Missa Brevis by Wilhelm Killmayer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Concert Choir,  New York Concert Orchestra
4.
Mass to St Anthony by Lou Harrison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Concert Choir,  New York Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Benjamin Lees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 2 by William Denny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
7.
Quartet for Strings No. 1 by Jerome Rosen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Music String Quartet
8.
Quartet for Strings by Ilhan Usmanbas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Music String Quartet
9.
Sestina, Op. 161 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
10.
Lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae, Op. 93 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1942; USA 
11.
Fantasia by Ben Weber
Performer:  William Masselos (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
12.
Concertino for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 45 by Ben Weber
Performer:  Alexander Williams (Clarinet), Julius Baker (Flute), Harry Shulman (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galimir String Quartet
13.
Serenade for Strings, Op. 46 by Ben Weber
Performer:  David Walter (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galimir String Quartet
14.
Cinque frammenti di Saffo by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Frederick Fuller (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Liriche Greche (13) by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Italy 
16.
Due liriche di Anacreonte by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
17.
Canti di prigionia by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1941; Italy 
18.
Goethe Lieder (7) by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 
19.
Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956 by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957/1958; Italy 
20.
Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord), Charles Rosen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959-1961; USA 
21.
Concerto for Violin, Cello, 10 Winds and Percussion by Leon Kirchner
Performer:  Tossy Spivakovsky (Violin), Aldo Parisot (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
22.
Sonata for Piano by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Charles Rosen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945-1946; USA 
23.
Echoi, for clarinet, cello, piano, percussion & tape by Lukas Foss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
Period: Modern 
24.
Time Cycle by Lukas Foss
Performer:  Grace-Lynn Martin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959-1960; USA 
25.
Sonata for Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1941; USA 
26.
From My Diary by Roger Sessions
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1940 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 1 by Leon Kirchner
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
28.
Barcarolles for Piano by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 

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