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 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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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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