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Solo Flights - Composers Collaborative

Release Date: 11/21/2000 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 864   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert HelpsUrsula MamlokDavid Del TrediciVirgil Thomson,   ... 
Performer:  Robert HelpsSarah CahillDavid Del TrediciJed Distler,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since 1987, Composers Collaborative has been giving voice to exciting new composers eager to make their mark on the world of art music. Through the intimate medium of live solo piano performance, SOLO FLIGHTS gives audiences a glimpse into the future of classical music.
From the delicate, softly progressing melodies of Robert Helps's "In Retrospect," to the dramatically juxtaposed variations within John Zorn's "Carny," the compositions stand in stark contrast to each other, while all the time paying important tribute to the history of the genre. Performances, some by the composers themselves, highlight the differing styles of both composers and pianists. In particular, Helps's refined sound brings out the gentle euphony of both his own
Read more work and Leopold Godowsky's "Studies on Chopin's Études No. 45." The concert setting of these performances adds to the recordings' immediacy and power. Read less

Works on This Recording

Pieces (5) for Piano "In Retrospect" by Robert Helps
Performer:  Robert Helps (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Bagatelles (3) for Piano/Harpsichord by Ursula Mamlok
Performer:  Sarah Cahill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Opposites Attract by David Del Tredici
Performer:  David Del Tredici (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Solitude "A Portrait of Lou Harrison" by Virgil Thomson
Performer:  David Del Tredici (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Spring Music with Wind by Eleanor Hovda
Performer:  Jed Distler (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Triftmusik by Laura Kaminsky
Performer:  Sara Laimon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Carny by John Zorn
Performer:  Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Our Mingling Arms by Molly Thompson
Performer:  Kathleen Supové (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Studies (53) on Chopin Etudes: no 45 in E major (after Nouvelle étude no 2) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Robert Helps (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1914; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Anthem at Woodstock by Jed Distler
Performer:  Jed Distler (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Sonatinas (2) for Piano by Andrew Violette
Performer:  Andrew Violette (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Edges "A Portrait of Robert Indiana" by Virgil Thomson
Performer:  Andrew Violette (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
The Woman Who Danced by Jed Distler
Performer:  Jed Distler (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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