Johanna Beyer: Sticky Melodies
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80678     Release Date: 2008-01-01
Astra Chamber Music Society, John McCaughey, director Johanna Magdalena Beyer, (1888 - 1944) was born in Leipzig and moved to the United States sometime around 1924. After studying at various schools in New York, and with composers including Dane Rudhyar, Charles Seeger, Henry Cowell and Ruth Crawford, she began a highly productive and interesting period of composition which lasted from around 1932 to almost 1940. During her life, Beyer's music received very few performances and her work was almost completely overlooked for about fifty years after her death. Even with the tremendous renaissance of interest in the works of historical women composers in the United States, Beyer's work has, until now, been (in her own words) in "total eclipse." Beyer is one of the pioneering figures of the experimental strain in contemporary American music. Her work has long lain undiscovered and unperformed because of the lack of adequate performing editions. However, many of her works are now available in authoritative editions, making it possible for her music to finally be introduced to the public more than a half-century after they were composed. This double-CD set, featuring world premiere recordings of all the works, is the first ever devoted entirely to Beyer's music.

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Johanna Beyer: Sticky Melodies

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Suite for Clarinet I: I. Presto
Johanna Beyer
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Suite for Clarinet I: II. Largo
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Suite for Clarinet I: III. Moderato
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Suite for Clarinet I: IV. Rallentando
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String Quartet No. 1: I. Allegro
Johanna Beyer
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String Quartet No. 1: II. Lento
Johanna Beyer
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String Quartet No. 1: III. Moderato
Johanna Beyer
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String Quartet No. 1: IV. Presto
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Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet: I. Total Eclipse
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Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet: II. To Be
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Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet: III. Universal-Local
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Bees
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The Federal Music Project
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Movement for Two Pianos
Johanna Beyer
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Suite for Clarinet Ib: Giocoso
Johanna Beyer
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Suite for Clarinet Ib: Lamentation
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Suite for Clarinet Ib: Contrast (Sonnet Form)
Johanna Beyer
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Suite for Clarinet Ib: Accelerando
Johanna Beyer
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String Quartet No. 2: Allegretto
Johanna Beyer
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String Quartet No. 2: Largo
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String Quartet No. 2: Moderato
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String Quartet No. 2: Allegro quasi Presto
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Ballad of the Star-Eater
Johanna Beyer
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Movement for Double Bass and Piano
Johanna Beyer
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Three Pieces for Choir: I. The Main Deep
Johanna Beyer
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Three Pieces for Choir: II. The Composers Forum Laboratory
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Three Pieces for Choir: III. The People, Yes!
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Sonatina in C: I. Allegro brioso
Johanna Beyer
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Sonatina in C: II. Scherzo
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Sonatina in C: Andante
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Sonatina in C: Sciolto
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