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Lift: Chamber Music By Elena Ruehr

Ruehr / Muresanu / Filner / Kloetzel / Bob
Release Date: 01/13/2015 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2319   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Jennifer KloetzelIrina MuresanuSarah BobEthan Filner
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Award-winning composer Elena Ruehr’s AVIE debut, Averno (AVR 2263), introduced three bold works for choir and orchestra. For her follow-up, Ruehr scales down to intimate solo and chamber works for strings and piano, all with references to older music: baroque elements infuse the Klein Suite, while the three movements of the jazz-tinged Second Violin Sonata are dedicated to her composition teacher William Bolcom, jazz teacher Eddie Russ, and Oscar Peterson, whom Ruehr met on New Year’s Eve 1980. The Boston-based Ruehr, whose works are performed from coast to coast, teaches at MIT. Last year, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Award-winning composer Elena Ruehr’s AVIE debut, Averno (AVR 2263), introduced three bold works for choir and orchestra. For her follow-up, Ruehr scales down to intimate solo and chamber works for strings and piano, all with references to older music: baroque elements infuse the Klein Suite, while the three movements of the jazz-tinged Second Violin Sonata are dedicated to her composition teacher William Bolcom, jazz teacher Eddie Russ, and Oscar Peterson, whom Ruehr met on New Year’s Eve 1980. The Boston-based Ruehr, whose works are performed from coast to coast, teaches at MIT. Last year, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lift by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Jennifer Kloetzel (Cello)
Written: 2013 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Irina Muresanu (Violin), Sarah Bob (Piano)
Written: 2012 
3.
Klein Suite by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Irina Muresanu (Violin)
Written: 2011 
4.
Adrienne and Amy by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Irina Muresanu (Violin), Sarah Bob (Piano)
Written: 2009 
5.
Prelude Variations by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Ethan Filner (Viola), Jennifer Kloetzel (Cello)
Written: 2008 
6.
The Scarlatti Effect by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano), Irina Muresanu (Violin), Jennifer Kloetzel (Cello)
Written: 1997 

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