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Kernis: Dreamsongs - 3 Concertos / Neubauer, Roman, Miller, Royal Northern Sinfonia


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 524  
Composer:  Aaron Jay KernisTraditionalRobert Schumann
Performer:  Joshua RomanPaul NeubauerAaron Jay Kernis
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, 1998 Pulitzer Prize, and 2011 Nemmers Award, Aaron Jay Kernis is one of America’s most honored composers. His music appears prominently on concert programs worldwide, and he has been commissioned by America’s preeminent performing organizations and artists, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco, Toronto, and Melbourne (AU) Symphonies. The Viola Concerto – composed for the soloist Paul Neubauer – was in its first instance inspired and informed by the viola music of Robert and Clara Schumann, but takes on a number of other influences. Taking the performers own interest in folk music as an influence too, the final movement A Song My Mother Taught Me is based on the Read more well-known Yiddish song Tumbalalaika. Dreamsongs also follows folk influences, following inspiration from sources including aboriginal ‘dreamsongs’ and the West African djembe drum. A virtuosic work, it was developed in collaboration with the cellist Joshua Roman who features as soloist in this recording. Conductor Rebecca Miller leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the final work Concerto with Echoes, inspired by the Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dreamsongs by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Joshua Roman (Cello)
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; United States 
2.
Concerto for Viola by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Paul Neubauer (Viola)
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013-2014; United States 
3.
Concerto with Echoes by Aaron Jay Kernis
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; United States 
4.
Tumbalalaika by Traditional
Performer:  Paul Neubauer (Viola), Aaron Jay Kernis (Piano)
5.
Klavierstücke (4), Op. 32: no 4, Fughette by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Aaron Jay Kernis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Germany 

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