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New Dimensions (2003)

New Dimensions

New Dimensions explores the increasingly diverse musical languages at the turn of the twentieth century, an era often referred to as the Age of Modernism. It is a difficult era to define, precisely because composers rendered such a wide spectrum of new innovations. Igor Stravinsky looked back to the music of earlier generations to express himself, while Arnold Schoenberg discovered a distinctly new way of writing—the twelve-tone technique—and never looked back. In the meantime, through the innovative efforts of Charles Ives, the U.S. slowly awoke to the world of so-called “art music.” The strongest—and perhaps only—artistic impetus shared by the composers of this time was their consciousness of their place in history. As different as their musical languages grew to be, each felt a creative impulse to move forward and to make music that reflected their time.

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Selections

Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) | Anton Webern (9:49)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Scherzo: Holding Your Own (from A Set of Three Short Pieces) | Charles Ives (1:49)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sonata for Cello and Piano | Claude Debussy (12:35)

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier's Tale) | Igor Stravinsky (15:29)

  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet

Six Bagatelles, op. 9 | Anton Webern (4:58)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op. 4 | Arnold Schoenberg (32:27)

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • Geoffrey Pomeroy, Actor
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Artists

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Geoffrey Pomeroy, Actor
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Innovation/Evolution series commemorates the festival’s inaugural season, a historical survey of the chamber music literature from the Baroque period to the music of our time.

New Dimensions Total Time: 1:17:53
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2003