Chinary Ung: Grand Spiral
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR710     Release Date: 1996-01-01
Arizona State University Symphonic Band; Richard E. Strange, conductor; Judy May Sellheim, mezzo-soprano; Robert Hamilton, piano; Daniel Perantoni, tuba; Arthur Weisberg, conductor; Susan Lee Pounders Ung, viola; Barbara Martin, soprano; Contemporary Chamber Ensemble: (George Haas, oboe; Kenneth Hosley, percussion; Susan Jolles, harp; Gilbert Kalish, piano; Susan Palma, flute; Joseph Passaro, percussion; David Starobin, guitar; Arthur Weisberg, conductor); Marc Johnson, cello; Joan Heller, soprano; Keith Underwood, flute; Robert Atherholt, oboe; Chris Finckel, cello


When Chinary Ung won the Grawemeyer Award for Musical Composition in 1989 for his orchestral work, Inner Voices (written shortly before Grand Spiral and nearly as exotic), it was indeed as if his music came out of nowhere. Ung wasn’t exactly unknown—three selections on this collection, Tall Wind, Mohori, and Khse Buon, are reissues of recordings that had already been released on CRI. But a composer born in Cambodia, who was then teaching at Arizona State University, Tempe, hardly had the international visibility of previous Grawemeyer winners: György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, and Harrison Birtwistle. Additionally, Inner Voices happened to be a stylistic breakthrough for Ung. This recording offers afascinating display of Ung’s difficult and fascinating progress into his exotic and unique musical landscape.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Chinary Ung: Grand Spiral

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Track Listing

Grand Spiral
Chinary Ung
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Spiral II
Chinary Ung
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Khse Buon for Viola Solo
Chinary Ung
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Mohori
Chinary Ung
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Khse Buon for Cello Solo
Chinary Ung
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Tall Wind
Chinary Ung
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