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Stokes: The Lyrical Pickpocket / Various


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 962  
Composer:  Eric Stokes
Performer:  Maria JetteTrudy AndersonKathy KienzleMerilee Klemp,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Riverside Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eric Stokes was a “musical citizen” in the Twin Cities for almost forty years, teaching in the Music School at the University of Minnesota from 1961 after having studied there under Paul Fetler and Dominick Argento. Eric has been variously described as a crusty eccentric, wonderfully humorous, very healthy and resourceful American composer of gentle, witty, lyrically accessible music, with a taste for folkloric Americana and a “Whitmanesque” ear. This collection of chamber music, delightfully performed by some of those closest to him, shows his range and deep respect for performers and listeners. The works are as fun to play as they are to hear, and bring to mind the affable collegiality and the pragmatic purpose of his musical life. There Read more are echoes of Charles Ives, Henry Brant, John Cage thrown into the mix of lyrical whimsy and solid recital craft. Song, poetry, music for special occasions, friendly offerings, audience participation, and educational twists all take center stage in this album; as much a tribute to Eric’s living gifts as it is a reminiscence of a bygone day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Woodwinds No. 2 by Eric Stokes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Riverside Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Song Circle by Eric Stokes
Performer:  Maria Jette (Soprano), Trudy Anderson (Flute), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
3.
Give and Take by Eric Stokes
Performer:  Merilee Klemp (Oboe), Jim Jacobson (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
4.
Songs (4) by Eric Stokes
Performer:  Maria Jette (Soprano), Merilee Klemp (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
5.
The Lyrical Pickpocket by Eric Stokes
Performer:  Sonja Thompson (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Riverside Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 

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