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New Music With Guitar, Vol. 8

Starobin / Ruders / Crumb / Mason / Druckman
Release Date: 08/13/2013 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9404   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Poul RudersPaul LanskyDavid StarobinGeorge Crumb
Performer:  David StarobinMari YoshinagaPatrick [Baritone Vocal] MasonDaniel Druckman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Pages (6) for guitar by Poul Ruders
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Date of Recording: 05/2010 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Partita for guitar by Paul Lansky
Performer:  Mari Yoshinaga (Percussion), David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Date of Recording: 07/19/2012 
Venue:  Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, 
Length: 17 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Variations on a theme by Carl Nielsen, for guitar by David Starobin
Performer:  David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 
Date of Recording: 07/16/2012 
Venue:  SUNY College at Purchase, Theater C, Pur 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I), for baritone, guitar & percussion by George Crumb
Performer:  Patrick [Baritone Vocal] Mason (), Daniel Druckman (Percussion), David Starobin (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; United States of Ame 
Date of Recording: 06/30/2010 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters, Ne 
Length: 18 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 A personal program January 14, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "David Starobin's New Music with Guitar series has done much to expand the repertoire for the instrument. Volume 8 continues the same high standards set for composition and performance set by the previous volumes. Only this time it's personal. It's sort of a Bridge family release. David Starobin, in addition to being the featured artist (and one of the composers), is also the co-founder of Bridge Records. Bridge has long championed the compositions of Poul Ruders, and is releasing an on-going series of George Crumb's music. And all four composers share the same manager. That collegial relationship gives the record, despite the disparity in styles, a unified and somewhat intimate-feeling program. (at least to my ears). The album starts with David Starobin's "Nielsen Variations" for solo guitar. It's the most tonal of the selections, probably because of the source material. Starobin is an imaginative composer -- especially when he's writing for his own instrument. A delightful work from start to finish. Paul Lansky's "Partita" for guitar and percussion, is quite accessible. Lanksy's music has a New York City feel to it -- not quite Broadway, but quite cosmopolitan, sophisticated, and full of bustling energy. "Six Pages" by Poul Ruders is just that -- six short epigrams. The whole piece only takes about seven minutes to play. Still, these are no slight pieces. Ruders carefully constructs each "page" using minimal music resources to maximum effect. "The Ghosts of Alhambra" is classic George Crumb. This work for baritone, guitar, and percussion reminds me somewhat of his "Madrigals" and "Ancient Voices of Children." It has that same atmospheric sound and use of extended techniques that gives Crumb's music its unique character." Report Abuse
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