Group for Contemporary Music – 20th Anniversary Celebration
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL463     Release Date: 2011-04-15
Group for Contemporary Music: Harvey Sollberger, flute; Donald MacCourt, bassoon; David Starobin, guitar; Benjamin Hudson, violin; Raymond DesRoches, vibraphone; Robert Miller, piano; Aleck Karis, piano; Charles Wuorinen, Conductor; The Manhattan Chorus; Daniel Paget, Conductor

The Group for Contemporary Music is dedicated to the control by composers over performances of their works. It was founded by Joel Krosnick, Harvey Sollberger, and Charles Wuorinen in 1962. Since 1963, Sollberger and Wuorinen have been Artistic Directors of the Group, and, since 1971, Nicolas Roussakis has been Executive Director. The Group was the first ensemble devoted to new music to find a home in a major American university. At the time it was formed, professional concert life rarely offered conditions favorable to the careful preparation of difficult new pieces.
Circumstances have changed somewhat over the years, including the Group's move from Columbia University to residence at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as its continually increasing activity in the conventional concert arena. There has also been a substantial improvement of performance standards for contemporary music; the insistent efforts of the Group to see that adequate rehearsal time, adequately paid for, is always available, as well as its efforts to train an ever-increasing population of young players and singers to serve the music of their own time, have contributed much to this improvement.

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Group for Contemporary Music

Group for Contemporary Music – 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Track Listing

Arabia Felix
Charles Wuorinen
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Angel and Stone
Harvey Sollberger
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Voyage: I. Ordre
Nicholas Roussakis
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Voyage: II. Beaute
Nicholas Roussakis
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Voyage: III. Luxe
Nicholas Roussakis
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Voyage: IV. Calme
Nicholas Roussakis
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Voyage: V. Volupte
Nicholas Roussakis
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