Drawn from Life - Music of Allen Anderson
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR727     Release Date: 1996-01-01
Aleck Karis, piano; Lydian String Quartet: Daniel Stepner, violin; Judith Eissenberg, violin; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello

In the gentle pun of his title Allen Anderson hints at expansive, ambitious themes: the mutuality of ordinary and extraordinary experience, the capacity to transform dailyness through imagination, and the complementary capability to recast and dramatize this process through art. Drawn From Life--The title begs big questions: is the compositional process one of "drawing out," "extracting"?; or is it "sketching," "observing," "displacement"? Or is it both? The mix of explicitness and ambiguity, modesty and expansiveness, in Anderson's title seems entirely apt, for his artistic sensibilities are at once dramatic and reserved; they're strongly affected by a self-aware appreciation that the art/life negotiation is delicate, that it can involve subtle interactions of observation and feeling, revelation and convention.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Lydian String Quartet

Drawn from Life - Music of Allen Anderson

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Track Listing

Solfeggietti: I. Caprice
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Solfeggietti: II. Chaconne
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Solfeggietti: III. Scherzo
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String Quartet: I. Animato/Reservato
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String Quartet: II. Variations on S.K. and R.L.
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String Quartet: III. Fleet, athletic, wiry
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Drawn from Life: I. Springer
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Drawn from Life: II. Romance
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Drawn from Life: III. Klava in Strada
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Drawn from Life: IV. Rolling Stock
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Drawn from Life: V. Fortune's Telling
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