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Crozier: East of the Sun & West of the Moon / Seattle Symphony, Moravian Philharmonic

Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6137  
Composer:  Daniel Crozier
Conductor:  Gerard SchwarzStanislav Vavrínek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony OrchestraMoravska Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Navona Records is proud to announce the release of Daniel Crozier’s enchanting East of The Sun and West of The Moon, orchestral album. Using music, rather than words, to tell his story, Crozier’s music is full of startling detail and narrative. The two pieces comprising this album serve as windows into Crozier’s theory of musical story telling. Listeners are challenged to find a better narrative voice than the delicate oboe positioned against the profound strings. Specifically, one feels this texture in Ballade: A Tale after the Brothers Grimm, rendered exquisitely by the Slovak National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Vavrínek. The piece flows with scenery and drama experienced through, what Crozier has referred to as, Read more “three ideas” representing characters whose interaction creates the story of the piece. His compositions have been praised by both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The Baltimore Sun wrote, “Composer Crozier has responded … with music of extraordinary depth and power.” Crozier’s movement, “Capriccio” (performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Gerard Schwarz) was awarded first prize in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Fresh Ink competition for Florida composers. Crozier has been a recipient of grants or awards from organizations including the Florida Department of State, the Ernst & Elfriede Frank Foundation, ASCAP, and the National Opera Asscociation. Explore the magical world East of The Sun and West of The Moon, and let your imagination show you the stories therein. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony No. 1 "Triptych for Orchestra" by Daniel Crozier
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
Ballade: A Tale After the Brothers Grimm by Daniel Crozier
Conductor:  Stanislav Vavrínek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravska Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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