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Bass Hits - Ewazen: Concert Pieces For Bass Trombone


Release Date: 12/18/2001 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 479   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eric Ewazen
Performer:  Charles VernonJessica ZhouStefan SandersDavid Taylor,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul PolivnickGlen Barton Cortese
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Sejong SoloistsCzech Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraJuilliard School Trombone Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Here’s a big surprise. This is a wonderfully lyrical instrument, and Ewazen has written some gorgeous tunes, played by the top artists in the world.

Eric Ewazen was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at Eastman and the Juilliard School. H has been vice-president of the League-ISCM, Composer-in-Residence with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, lecturer for the New York Philharmonic's Musical Encounters Series, and is currently a faculty member of The Juilliard School. Eric Ewazen writes: "With its versatility, impressive range and amazing colors, the bass trombone is an instrument capable of such a variety of
Read more emotional expression. Having been a friend of David Taylor since 1980, I have long known of his legendary playing in so many different musical styles - from classical to jazz to popular to experimental. With my Concertino, I wanted to write a work for him which captures many of his musical personalities. The piece was premiered in 1996. Ballade for Bass Trombone, Harp and String Orchestra began life as a work for clarinet. I made the arrangements for Charles Vernon, to whom the piece was dedicated in 1996. Stefan Sanders, whom I am proud to count as one of my music theory students at Juilliard, won the low brass competition held at the school in 1997, resulting in his premiere performance of my Concerto for Bass Trombone (or tuba) and Orchestra. Stefan's commanding sonority and his heartfelt expression resulted in a premiere performance both riveting and soulful. John Rojak has been a friend for almost 25 years, since we were students together at Juilliard. As the extraordinary bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet, he has performed on some of the most celebrated brass chamber music recordings of the 20th, now 21st century. Equally adept as a terrific soloist, John approached me about writing a piece for him in 1996. This resulted in the Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra which he premiered in 1997. The final work on this CD, the Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir was written for David Taylor as a companion piece for his Concertino which opens the CD".
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ballade for Clarinet, Harp and Strings by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  Charles Vernon (Bass Trombone), Jessica Zhou (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Sejong Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
Notes: Transcribed: Ewazen (1996) 
2.
Concerto for Bass Trombone by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  Stefan Sanders (Bass Trombone)
Conductor:  Paul Polivnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997; USA 
3.
Concertino for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  David Taylor (Bass Trombone)
Conductor:  Glen Barton Cortese
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard School Trombone Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  David Taylor (Bass Trombone)
Conductor:  Glen Barton Cortese
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard School Trombone Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  John Rojak (Bass Trombone)
Conductor:  Paul Polivnick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996-1997; USA 

Sound Samples

Concertino fro Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir: Concertino for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir
Ballade for Bass Trombone, Harp and String Orchestra
Bass Trombone Concerto (version for bass trombone and orchestra): I. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
Bass Trombone Concerto (version for bass trombone and orchestra): II. Andante espressivo
Bass Trombone Concerto (version for bass trombone and orchestra): III. Allegro ritmico
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra: I. Andante misterioso
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra: II. Allegretto cantabile
Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra: III. Allegro molto
Capriccio for Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir

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