Charles Wuorinen - On Alligators

Release Date: 1/25/2005
Label: Tzadik
Catalog Number: 8010
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Four masterpieces by one of the world’s greatest composers of classical concert music, including three pieces that have never been released before. The fourth quartet is perhaps Wuorinen’s most complex and exciting composition, and it receives a passionate performance by the prestigious Brentano Quartet. Also included is the intense and colorful chamber piece On Alligators, conducted by the composer, and a moody piece for organ performed by one of the world’s greatest organists on one of the world’s greatest organs. Completing this eclectic program of Wuorinen as you’ve never heard him before, is the phenomenal Third Piano Concerto, newly remastered and reworked by the composer himself. Intense and beautiful music by a modern master.
Works on This Recording
1. On Alligators by Charles Wuorinen
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; USA
2. Quartet for Strings no 4 by Charles Wuorinen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brentano String Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
3. Natural Fantasy for Organ by Charles Wuorinen
Performer: Kevin Bowyer (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985 ; USA
4. Concerto for Piano no 3 by Charles Wuorinen
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982-1983 ; USA
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