The Concord Chamber Music Society Premieres New Recordings
Brubeck, Gandolfi and Foss
The prestigious Concord Chamber Music Society, featuring musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, mark their debut on Reference Recordings with two premiere recordings. These new works by Chris Brubeck and Michael Gandolfi, two of America’s most-commissioned composers, are both accessible and adventurous. Rounding out the program, the Lukas Foss duo for violin and piano, Central Park Reel, hints cheerfully at a kind of musical twin bill. “Central Park” suggests a scene in New York but “Reel” hints at a characteristic dance often accompanied by a bluegrass band. Grammy award winning engineer “Prof.” Keith Johnson did an outstanding job of recording this music in the superb natural acoustics of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.
BRUBECK – danza del soul: I. Introductions and Flirtations; II. The Loneliness of Secrets; III. Celebraçion de Vida. Artists: Wendy Putnam, violin; Thomas Martin, clarinet; Vytas Baksys, piano; Owen Young, cello; Lawrence Wolfe, bass; Daniel Bauch, percussion
GANDOLFI – line drawings: I. Canon, Cut and Paste; II. A Farewell to Old Friends; III. Hidden Variable; IV. Obbligato Aria; V. Chickens. Artists: Wendy Putnam, violin; Thomas Martin, clarinet; Vytas Baksys, piano
FOSS – central park reel; Wendy Putnam, violin; Vytas Baksys, piano.
RR-122 HDCD Compact disc official release date June 14.
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