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Eastman American Music Series Vol 7 - Liptak: Violin Music


Release Date: 06/01/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 320   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Liptak
Performer:  Barry SnyderCatherine TaitBenjamin TothWilliam Sharp
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Liptak was born in Pittsburgh in 1949. After teaching composition and theory at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, he joined the faculty of the Eastman School in 1987, where he has chaired the composition department since 1993. In 1994, he was commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation to write a trumpet concerto for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, which was premiered in 1996. In 1995, he was awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Prize by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of Chamber music composition. Other discs of his music appear on Gasparo and Opus One.

REVIEW:

"...David Liptak writes very well for the
Read more violin. There is a lot for the player to do that challenges her musicality and technique. The music itself is not terribly original or compelling, though there are moments of beauty in most of the pieces. The playing is on a very high level indeed, with violinist Catherine Tait (late wife of the composer) the anchor of the proceedings. Albany's sound is clear and crisp but not too close-up."

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Works on This Recording

1. Time Piece by David Liptak
Performer:  Barry Snyder (Piano), Catherine Tait (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
2. Arcs by David Liptak
Performer:  Catherine Tait (Violin), Barry Snyder (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
3. Shadower by David Liptak
Performer:  Catherine Tait (Violin), Benjamin Toth (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
4. Spirit by David Liptak
Performer:  Catherine Tait (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
5. Under the Resurrection by David Liptak
Performer:  Catherine Tait (Violin), William Sharp (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 

Sound Samples

Time-Piece
Arcs: I. Incandescence
Arcs: II. Cylic Change
Arcs: III. Shadow Dance
Arcs: IV. Scintilla
Arcs: V. Line
Shadower: I. With drums
Shadower: II. With vibraphone
Shadower: III. With cymbals
Shadower: IV. With bowed vibraphone
Shadower: V. With woodblocks
Spirit: I. Slowly floating
Spirit: II. Fast and spirited
Under the Resurrection Palm: I. The Bookstall
Under the Resurrection Palm: II. Canary
Under the Resurrection Palm: III. Crocuses
Under the Resurrection Palm: IV. In the Museum
Under the Resurrection Palm: V.

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