Tower: Strike Zones / Glennie, McMillen, Miller, Albany Symphony

Release Date: 7/23/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559902
Composer: Joan Tower
Conductor: David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Albany Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 52 Minutes

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Joan Tower is widely regarded as one of today’s most important American composers. The works heard here in their world premiere recordings are part of a growing legacy that one pundit has described as “The Power of Tower.” Strike Zones is tailor-made for percussionist Evelyn Glennie’s dazzling technique and impeccable musicianship. The work’s orchestration is crafted to enhance a stage filled with percussion instruments – while in Small they are contained on a single table, the soloist working like a brilliant chef. The piano concerto Still/Rapids was inspired by the glistening beauty and powerful force of water, and Ivory and Ebony, written as a test piece for an international piano competition, is infused with Tower’s “high-energy” signature.
Works on This Recording
1. Strike Zones by Joan Tower
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Conductor: David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Albany Symphony Orchestra
Written: 2001 ;
2. Small by Joan Tower
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Written: 2016 ;
3. Still/Rapids by Joan Tower
Performer: Blair McMillen (Piano)
Conductor: David Alan Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble: Albany Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1996 ;
4. Ivory and Ebony by Joan Tower
Performer: Blair McMillen (Piano)
Written: 2009 ;
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