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Live From Jordan Hall / Battisti, New England Conservatory


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 560   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael TippettIvan TcherepninMichael ColgrassEdward Gregson
Performer:  Stephen Drury
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tippett's Praeludium was commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the BBC, in 1962. It was first performed on November 14 that year, at a concert in the Royal Festival Hall, given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati. This work was composed during the time Tippett composed his opera King Priam. Tippett's work Triumph has the full title Triumph: A Paraphrase of "The Mask of Time" and was composed in conjunction with The Mask of Time. Its 6th movement is titled "The Triumph of Life," a grotesque vision of the "triumphal" progress of a chariot throwing bodies off in all directions: this is complemented by the depiction of Shelley's own death, drowning at sea in an attempted defiance of a storm; and the Read more movement ends with the burning of the body of the poet (a legal requirement of the period) though legend has it, the heart would not burn. Triumph evokes this episode. The Concerto for Two Continents for Synthesizer and Wind Orchestra is Ivan Tcherepnin's fourth commissioned work for the American Wind Symphony. It was premiered in Vaasa, Finland with the composer as soloist on the synthesizer. The concerto can be heard as a joyful celebration of the power of music to cross borders and bring peoples together through a commonly shared world of tones and rhythms. Michael Colgrass' the Winds of Nagual is based on the writings of Carlos Castaneda about his 14-year apprenticeship with Juan Mattise, a Yaqui Indian sorcerer from northwestern Mexico.. Castaneda met Don Juan while researching hallucinogenic plants for his master's thesis in anthropology at UCLA. Juan becomes Castaneda's mentor and trains him in Pre-Columbian techniques of sorcery, the overall purpose of which is to find the creative self- what Juan calls the "Nagual."

REVIEW:

"...the playing is of the highest quality...This CD certainly belongs in every band director's collection." (WASBE Newsletter)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Praeludium for Brass, Bells and Percussion by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
2.
Triumph by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972-1984; England 
3.
Concerto for Two Continents by Ivan Tcherepnin
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Synthesizer)
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
4.
Winds of Nagual by Michael Colgrass
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
5.
Celebration by Edward Gregson
Conductor:  Frank Battisti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 

Sound Samples

Praeludium
Concerto for 2 Continents
Winds of Nagual
Triumph
Celebration

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