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Newdance - 18 Dances For Guitar / David Starobin


Release Date: 09/15/1998 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9084   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Elliott CarterJorge MorelWilliam BlandStephen Jaffe,   ... 
Performer:  David Starobin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance without Orchestra."
NEWDANCE, for solo guitar, is similar to other collections of short works devoted to a particular genre--such as the 'Waltz Project' and 'Tango Project'--where a number of composers of all stripes were commissioned to write a short piece for the designated performing forces. This gave birth to tiny masterpieces of wit by such formidable creators as Milton Babbitt and Roger Sessions. Babbitt is included again along with the equally forbidding Elliot Carter, in brilliant miniatures that are as much about the idea of dance as actual dances. Cheek by jowl, as it were, are pieces of elaborate whimsy such as Michael Starobin's
Read more imaginary score to a cartoon by R. Crumb or William Bland's 'Rag Nouveau.' From Scandinavia come serene miniatures by Ruders and Norgaard and Harvey's 'Sufi Dance' is a brilliant exploration of the percussive possibilities of the guitar. This is a splendid examination of the contemporary guitar and its possibilities. One's only regret is that it is not longer.
REVIEWS:
International Record Review (5/00, pp.80-81) - "...The whole project simply stands as a delighful, harmonious (in both senses) and vivacious recording, presenting a fresh, but by no means trivial, perspective on modern guitar music. Starobin's playing is lively and fluent..."
Billboard (11/27/99) - Recommended Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shard by Elliott Carter
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Reflexiones Latinas by Jorge Morel
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Rag Nouveau by William Bland
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
Spinoff by Stephen Jaffe
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Natarayah by Mario Lavista
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Angelus Waltz by Bent Sorensen
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Finland 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7.
Gigolo by John Anthony Lennon
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Master Sound, Astoria, New York (1997 - 1998) 
8.
San Francisco Shuffle by Steven Mackey
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
Da'ase by Richard Wernick
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10.
Valse en Rondeau by John Duarte
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Danci by Milton Babbitt
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
The Snoid Trucks Up Broadway by Michael Starobin
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
Sufi Dance by Jonathan Harvey
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; England 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
14.
Serenita by Per Norgaard
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15.
Chaconne by Poul Ruders
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
16.
Crooked Courante by Paul Lansky
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
17.
Open up your Eyes by Bryan Johanson
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
18.
Chase Dance by Apostolos Paraskevas
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  Master Sound, Astoria, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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