American In Rome - Beaser, Barber, Thompson, Etc / Six For Five Wind Quintet

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Label: Bridge
Catalog Number: BCD9271A/D
Number of Discs: 4

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This four disc collection contains works by thirty-seven composers who composed these pieces while in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The earliest work dates from 1920, the most recent from 2003. Composers include the well known: Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, and Roger Sessions; the largely forgotten: Charles Naginski, Alexander Lang Steinert, Walter Helfer; and many of today's most active voices: Robert Beaser, David Rakowski, Aaron Jay Kernis, Paul Moravec, Stephen Hartke, and David Lang. Curated by Donald Berman, the disc features performances by many of today's leading performers of contemporary music, including, Richard Stoltzman, Yehudi Wyner, Susan Narucki, Tony Arnold, Fred Sherry, Daniel Druckman, and Curtis Macomber.

Americans in Rome: Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
Donald Berman, Artistic Director

DISC A - Vocal Music

Robert Beaser: Four Dickinson Songs (2002) Hila Plitman, soprano; Donald Berman, piano

Samuel Barber: In the Dark Pinewood (1937), Beggar's Song (1936), Of That So Sweet Imprisonment (1935), Sleep Now (1936)
Randall Thomson: Siciliano (1978)
Ezra Laderman: Songs from Michelangelo No. 1 (1967)
Derek Bermel: Spider Love (1999)
Jack Beeson: Prescription for Living (1978)
Charles Naginski: Look Down, Fair Moon (1940)
Leo Sowerby: The Forest of the Dead Trees (1920)
David Rakowski: For Wittgenstein (1996)
Vittorio Giannini: There Were Two Swans (1943)
Scott Lindroth: The Dolphins (1995)
Susan Narucki, soprano; Chris Pedro Trakas, baritone; Donald Berman, piano

Roger Sessions: Two Tableaux and Malinche's Aria from Montezuma (1964)
Arr. By Richard Aldag
Susan Narucki, soprano
Chamber Ensemble, Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

Elliott Carter: Warble for Lilac Time (1943/1979), Voyage (1943/1979)
Tony Arnold, soprano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra
Scott Yoo, conductor

DISC B - Music for Strings and Piano

Aaron Jay Kernis: Mozart en Route (1991)
Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

Paul Moravec: Passacaglia (2003)
Trio Solisti: Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano

Arthur Levering: Tesserae (2000)
Jonathan Bagg, viola; Donald Berman, piano

John Anthony Lennon: Sirens (1992)
Trio Solisti

Alexander Lang Steinert: Violin Sonata (1929)
Sunghae Anna Lim, violin; Donald Berman, piano

Martin Bresnick: Three Intermezzi (1971)
Ole Akahoshi, cello

Stephen Hartke: Beyond Words (2002)
Opus One Piano Quartet: Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

DISC C - Music for Piano Solo

Lukas Foss: Fantasy Rondo (1944)
Kamran Ince: My Friend Mozart (1987)
George Rochberg: Bagatelles (1952)
Walter Helfer: Nocturne (1927)
Tamar Diesendruck: Sound Reasoning in the Tower of Babel (1990)
Hunter Johnson: Piano Sonata (1936)
Mark Wingate: Sombras (1995)
Billy Jim Layton: Three Studies for Piano, Op. 5 (1957)
Loren Rush: Oh, Susanna (1970)
Donald Berman, piano

DISC D - Music for Winds and Piano

Yehudi Wyner: Commedia (2002)
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Yehudi Wyner, piano

David Lang: Vent (1990)
Patti Monson, flute; Donald Berman, piano

Andrew Imbrie: Dandelion Wine (1967)
Collage Music Ensemble, David Hoose, conductor

Lee Hyla: Pre-Amnesia (1979), Mythic Birds of Saugerties (1985)
Tim Smith, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet

Bun-Ching Lam - (solo) = (duo) (1977)
Patti Monson, flute

James Mobberley: Beams (1986)
John Leisenring, trombone, with tape

Howard Hanson: Pastorale for Oboe and Piano (1949)
Laura Ahlbeck, oboe; Donald Berman, piano

Harold Shapero: Six for Five Wind Quintet (1995)
The Curiously Strong Wind Quintet
Works on This Recording
1. Emily Dickinson Songs (4) by Robert Beaser
Performer: Donald Berman (Piano), Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2002 ;
2. In the Dark Pinewood by Samuel Barber
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USA
3. Beggar's Song by Samuel Barber
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; USA
4. Of That So Sweet Imprisonment by Samuel Barber
Performer: Donald Berman (Piano), Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
5. Songs (3), Op. 10: no 2, Sleep Now by Samuel Barber
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Rome, Italy
6. Siciliano by Randall Thompson
Performer: Donald Berman (Piano), Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ;
7. Songs from Michelangelo no 1 by Ezra Laderman
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ;
8. Spider Love by Derek Bermel
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1999 ;
9. Prescription for Living by Jack Beeson
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ;
10. Look down fair moon by Charles Naginski
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; USA
11. The Forest of the Dead by Leo Sowerby
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920 ;
12. For Wittgenstein by David Rakowski
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ;
13. There were two swans by Vittorio Giannini
Performer: Donald Berman (Piano), Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1944 ; USA
14. The Dolphins by Scott Lindroth
Performer: Christopher Trakas (Baritone), Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1995 ;
15. Montezuma: Two Tableaux by Roger Sessions
Performer: Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ;
16. Montezuma: Malinche's Aria by Roger Sessions
Performer: Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Milarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ;
17. Warble for Lilac Time by Elliott Carter
Performer: Tony Arnold (Soprano)
Conductor: Scott Yoo
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USA
18. Voyage by Elliott Carter
Conductor: Scott Yoo
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USA
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