Louise Talma
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL549     Release Date: 2011-07-15
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Ronald Oakland, violin; Alvin McCall, cello; Sahan Arzruni, piano; Prism Orchestra; Robert Black, Conductor; André Emelianoff, cello; Louise Talma, piano

The Ambient Air was composed between 1980 and 1983 for Samuel Sanders and the players of his chamber ensemble but never performed by them...The opening flourish of the flute is the literal notation of the song of a nightingale I heard in the gardens of the American Academy in Rome in the spring of 1956. The four movements are tilled Echo Chamber, Driving Rain, Creeping Fog and Shifting Winds.

Full Circle was written for Robert Black and Sahan Arzruni in 1985 and is dedicated to them...The title derives from the fact that the last section is the first section modified and in reverse. In between there are five sections related in various ways alternating fast and slow tempi.

Lament for cello and piano was composed in 1980 at the request of Joan Tower for a concert of the Da Capo Chamber Players...It is based on a melancholy little tune I heard an old Bedouin playing on a one-string fiddle in the Wadi Rum in Jordan.

Three Bagatelles. These pieces were composed for no particular occasion in 1955, just for the fun of it. They are dedicated to Thornton Wilder.

Kaleidoscopic Variations for Piano was commissioned by Jeff Blocker in 1984. The opening section which serves as theme consists of a number of motives. In the seven variations that follow these are rearranged and transformed making new patterns as in a kaleidoscope, hence the title...

Four-Handed Fun. This piece was composed in 1939 while I was still a student of Nadia Boulanger. The title is self-explanatory. It is dedicated to Lukas Foss.
—Louise Talma


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Track Listing

Ambient Air: I. Echo Chamber
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Ambient Air: II. Driving Rain
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Ambient Air: III. Creeping Fog
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Ambient Air: IV. Shifting Winds
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Full Circle
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Lament
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Three Bagatelles: No. 1
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Three Bagatelles: No. 2
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Three Bagatelles: No. 3
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Kaleidoscopic Variations
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Four-Handed Fun
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