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The Music Of Rolv Yttrehus / Suben, Rowe, Jarvis, Et Al


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 843   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rolv Yttrehus
Performer:  Catherine RoweMargaret ParkinsTara Helen O'ConnorWade Weast,   ... 
Conductor:  Joel Eric SubenPeter LeonardPeter Jarvis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony OrchestraLouisville OrchestraComposers Guild of New Jersey Performance Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rolv Yttrehus is a Minnesota-born composer who taught at Rutgers University for many years, achieving the title of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 1996. He studied with an all-star cast of 20th-century composers' mentors, including Roger Sessions, Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger, and lists Sessions and Arnold Schoenberg as his primary influences. Accordingly, his music is somewhat tough in outlook, atonal and rigorously organized.
The Symphony No. 1 is a late work, divided into ten parts and wearing its form on the outside with movements given titles such as "Parallel Ninths Cantus Firmus" and "Transition Leading to Coda." 'Gradus Ad Parnassum' is a work for soprano and orchestra that grapples with Nietzschean concepts of the
Read more chaotic forces within, while the brief text of 'Angstwagen' is treated as an abstract sound source for timbral interplay with the percussion ensemble. Most amusingly, in 'Music for Winds, Percussion, Cello and Voices,' which has no live but rather taped voices, the principal motive is the same eight-note figure that begin Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 by Rolv Yttrehus
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997/1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 21 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Gradus Ad Parnassum by Rolv Yttrehus
Performer:  Catherine Rowe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Leonard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Louisville Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/23/1981 
Venue:  Louisville, Kentucky 
Length: 30 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3.
Music for Winds, Percussion, Cello and Voices by Rolv Yttrehus
Performer:  Margaret Parkins (Cello), Tara Helen O'Connor (Piccolo), Wade Weast (Trumpet),
Michael Manly (French Horn), George Hoyt (Trombone), Barbara Hegner (Celesta),
Ted Sturm (Xylophone), Daniel Kennedy (Marimba), John Ferrari (Percussion),
Bronwen Jones (Bass Clarinet), Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute)
Conductor:  Peter Jarvis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Composers Guild of New Jersey Performance Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey 
Length: 12 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Angstwagen by Rolv Yttrehus
Performer:  Daniel Druckman (Percussion), Janet Wheeler (Soprano), Gordon Gottlieb (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1: Crescendo Theme in Violins
Symphony No. 1: Transition and Adagio
Symphony No. 1: March of The Minor Thirds (The C Major Substratum of The World)
Symphony No. 1: Allegro
Symphony No. 1: The Grand Crescendo
Symphony No. 1: Parallel Ninths Cantus Firmus
Symphony No. 1: Mirror Canon Cantus Firmus
Symphony No. 1: Tuba: Antecedent phrase and Consequent Phrase leading to Climax
Symphony No. 1: Transition leading to Coda. Last Tutti outburs.t
Symphony No. 1: Xylophone Motive
Gradus ad Parnassum: Exposition
Gradus ad Parnassum: Invocation of The Dionysian Muse I
Gradus ad Parnassum: Apollonian Admonition I
Gradus ad Parnassum: The Master's Inspirational Message
Gradus ad Parnassum: The Dionysian Substratum of The World
Gradus ad Parnassum: The Descent to The Dionysian Substratum of The World
Gradus ad Parnassum: Invocation of The Dionysian Muse II
Gradus ad Parnassum: Apollonian Admonition II
Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Introduction and Antecedent Section (Exposition)
Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Consequent Section (Recapitulation)
Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Entrance of The Voices
Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Coda
Angstwagen for soprano and percussion

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