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Chamber Music By Lawrence Dillon / Wilson, Keesecker, Et Al


Release Date: 07/30/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 513   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lawrence Dillon
Performer:  Caroline StinsonJeff KeeseckerMuneko OtaniJennifer Leshnower,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cassatt String QuartetBorromeo String QuartetMendelssohn String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The youngest of eight children raised by a widowed mother, Lawrence Dillon grew up in Summit, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. In 1985, he became the youngest composer to earn a doctorate at the Juilliard School, winning the coveted Gretchaninoff Prize upon graduation. He studied privately with Vincent Persichetti, and in classes with Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, David Diamond and Roger Sessions. Upon graduation, he was appointed to the Juilliard faculty. In 1990, he was offered the position of Assistant Dean at the North Carolina School of the Arts where he is now Composer-in-Residence and conductor of the contemporary music ensemble. "The three compositions on this album grew out of my increasing dissatisfaction with Read more post-modernist techniques. Connected to so many surfaces, I found myself longing for depths. I began composing works that contained clear connections with Western musical tradition, both because of my love and respect for the greatest accomplishments of Western music and because I felt a growing number of people had lost touch with that amazing heritage. The result was a series of works that combined Western music traditions and popular idioms in nontraditional ways. Unlike the shocking disjunctions of postmodernism, however, the works on this recording aim for a seamless fusion, a common ground between genres where similarities convey specific meanings, and distinctions become irrelevant." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Furies and muses by Lawrence Dillon
Performer:  Caroline Stinson (Cello), Jeff Keesecker (Bassoon), Muneko Otani (Violin),
Jennifer Leshnower (Violin), Tawnya Popoff (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cassatt String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/18/2001 
Venue:  Purchase College Conservatory, New York 
Length: 29 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Devotion by Lawrence Dillon
Performer:  Ransom Wilson (Flute), Nicholas Kitchen (Violin), Kim Yeesun (Cello),
Mai Motobuchi (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borromeo String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/2000 
Venue:  Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Jests and tenderness by Lawrence Dillon
Performer:  Miriam Fried (Violin), Nicholas Mann (Violin), Ulrich Eichenauer (Viola),
Marcy Rosen (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mendelssohn String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/21/2000 
Venue:  Purchase College Conservatory, New York 
Length: 28 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Furies and Muses: I. Sonata: Allegro moderato e agitato
Furies and Muses: II. Aria: Andante flessibile
Furies and Muses: III. Scherzo: Presto energico
Furies and Muses: IV. Rondo: Lento - Allegro giocoso
Devotion
Jests and Tenderness: I. Scherzo No. 1: Sonata
Jests and Tenderness: II. Scherzo No. 2: Scherzo
Jests and Tenderness: III. Scherzo No. 3: Fugue
Jests and Tenderness: IV. Nocturne

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