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Electricity - Works For Cello And Electronics / Shapiro

Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 726   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Karen TanakaGe Gan-RuKaija SaariahoMario Davidovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Madeleine Shapiro is a recognized figure in the field of contemporary music as a cellist, producer of chamber music concerts, and as a teacher. She has appeared as a solo recitalist throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. She has a strong commitment to performing works by living composers and has a repertoire of over 40 solo works by composers from the Americas, as well as Europe and Asia. The chamber ensemble ModernWorks, founded by Madeleine in 1997, presents an annual New York City concert series and has been heard yearly on the New York Consortium for New Musicís prestigious Sonic Boom Festival and at other New York venues, including a series at the Museum of Arts and Design, as well as on NPR. She teaches at the Mannes Read more College of Music in New York City, where she directs the Contemporary Music Ensemble and teaches classes in the performance practice of contemporary music. She writes: ìMy love for electro-acoustic works began as an undergraduate at The State University of New York at Stony Brook where it was suggested by the eminent violinist Paul Zukofsky that I learn Mario Davidovskyís Synchronisms No. 3, my first experience with a work by a living composer. My subsequent performance of this piece led to a life-long commitment to both works by living composers, and the electro-acoustic medium. The pieces on this CD were chosen for their wide range of musical expression, and for the variety of electronic technology they employ. Since 1964, when the Davidovsky was written, the developments in technology have been astounding. As a performer, I have found this revolution exhilarating, and embrace the expressive and coloristic possibilities that such technology has afforded us.î Read less

Works on This Recording

The Song of Songs by Karen Tanaka
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Japan 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Yi Feng by Ge Gan-Ru
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; China 
Length: 12 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Petals by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Synchronisms no 3 for Cello and Tape by Mario Davidovsky
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Oddjob by Jukka Tiensuu
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Industry by Michael Gordon
Performer:  Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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