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Voices of Our Time (2003)

Voices of Our Time

Voices of Our Time features five of today’s most prominent composers. The works by U.S. composers John Corigliano and John Harbison look to composers of previous generations for inspiration: Corigliano’s Fancy on a Bach Air departs from the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach, while Harbison’s November 19, 1828 is a “tombeau” to Franz Schubert. Bright Sheng’s Four Movements for Piano Trio and Osvaldo Golijov’s Yiddishbbuk illustrate the global expansion of the chamber music literature to include the influences of the music of other cultures, while Ned Rorem’s powerful Aftermath, a song cycle written to commemorate September 11, 2001, reflects on the changes and challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the 21st century.

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Selections

Fancy on a Bach Air | John Corigliano (5:24)

  • David Finckel, Cello

Four Movements for Piano Trio | Bright Sheng (11:18)

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

November 19, 1828 | John Harbison (18:22)

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Yiddishbbuk | Osvaldo Golijov (14:41)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Aftermath | Ned Rorem (28:18)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Nathaniel Webster, Baritone

Artists

  • Carter Brey, Cello
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola
  • Nathaniel Webster, Baritone
  • Wu Han, Piano

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.

Voices of Our Time Total Time: 1:18:44
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2003