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Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister / Ensemble Resonanz

Wolfe,Julia / Ensemble Resonanz / Lubman
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Cantaloupe   Catalog #: 21069   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Julia Wolfe
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Resonanz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Wolfe is doing what she does best: frenetic power created through post-minimalist techniques that transcend mere repetition. The music materials are sharp, taut, basic, and the economy of material is expertly managed. Wolfe knows how to make a lot out of a little AND pull the listener along for the ride. Both works have programmatic elements but not knowing the program does not interfere with the listening experiences. These works sound fresh and contemporary and I’m confident that audiences in the future will continue to relate and connect with the ideas therein."

-- Sequenza 21

"Teeming with jealousy, rage, passion, murder and a ghost, Julia Wolfe’s Cruel Sister has all the makings of an
Read more opera... Under conductor Brad Lubman, Ensemble Resonanz elevates Cruel Sister to an incandescent plane, delving into the psyche of the titular murderous sibling the way Judi Dench once mined the character traits of Lady Macbeth."

-- WQXR.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cruel Sister, for string ensemble by Julia Wolfe
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Resonanz
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
Length: 29 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Fuel, for string ensemble by Julia Wolfe
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Resonanz
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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