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Eastman American Music Series Vol 3 - Albright, Et Al


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 251   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  William AlbrightNorman DinersteinJanice HamerAnne Silsbee
Performer:  Douglas ReedTeresa RingholzRobert SpillmanDavid Burge
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Albright was professor of composition at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1982 until his death. His Four Fantasies for harpsichord were commissioned by Douglas Reed, who performs them here and were composed at the American Academy in Rome. Norman Dinerstein was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and studied composition with Lutoslawski, Schuller, Copland, Foss, Sessions and Babbitt. He considered Arnold Franchetti his most important teacher. He chaired the departments of composition, musicology and theory at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was Dean of the college when he died in 1998. Love Songs is an example of his late music and uses words by the Brownings, Christina Rossetti and the Song of Solomon. Read more This music is tonal, expressive and deeply humanistic.

Ann Silsbee studied at Radcliffe College and Syracuse University. She received her doctorate from Cornell where she studied with Karel Husa. Janice Hamer studied at Harvard University and holds a master's degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College. She taught and conducted at St. Paul's Girls' School and at the Guildhall School of Music in London, where here music was performed in concert halls and on the BBC. She served as choral director at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges before turning to composition. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fancies (4) for Harpsichord by William Albright
Performer:  Douglas Reed (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
2.
Love Songs by Norman Dinerstein
Performer:  Teresa Ringholz (Soprano), Robert Spillman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
3.
Two Morning Asanas by Janice Hamer
Performer:  David Burge (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Doors by Anne Silsbee
Performer:  David Burge (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 

Sound Samples

4 Fancies: No. 1. Excentrique
4 Fancies: No. 2. Mirror Bagatelle
4 Fancies: No. 3. Musette
4 Fancies: No. 4. Danza Ostinata
Love Songs: No. 1. How Do I Love Thee?
Love Songs: No. 2. I am the Rose of Sharon
Love Songs: No. 3. A Birthday
Love Songs: No. 4. Grow Old Along with Me
2 Morning Asanas: No. 1. Virabhadrasana
2 Morning Asanas: No. 2. Arkarna Dhanurasana
Doors

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