Music of Edward T. Cone
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR737     Release Date: 1997-01-01
John Whitfield, cello; Cyrus Stevens, violin; Mimmi Fulmer, soprano; Jeffrey Farrington, piano; Scott Rawls, viola; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute

My first serious contact with Ed's music came when Michelle Disco and I performed his "Two Women", a pair of songs for soprano and piano. I'd known his work as theorist (my copies of The Composer's Voice and Musical Performance had become very well thumbed), but I knew only a little about Ed as a composer. "Two Women" was a beautifully made piece. There had to be more where it came from. I discovered that Ed has written some eighty pieces of music over the last sixty years, and that none of this music was publicly available in any recorded form, and that performances, while they did happen, were too few. No matter how resigned a composer might be about having an audience for his work, no matter how tempted he might be by the thought of writing only for the desk drawer, no composer really wants their music to go unheard. No music as well made, as vivid, dramatic, and as beautiful as Ed's deserves to be unheard. Music unrecorded is uncomfortably close to music unheard. I approached Paul Lansky about making a recording and doing a concert of Ed's music. He agreed that the project should proceed and offered the backing of the Princeton Music Department. Superficially and personally, this project has been about creating the compact disc of Ed's music that I couldn’t buy. Seriously, personally, and institutionally, this project is about acknowledging and honoring Ed and his contributions to music, to musicians, to musical scholarship, and to Princeton University. His music is the part of his work that is, I suspect, most personal. I can think of no better way to honor Ed than performing and recording it.  -Jeffrey Farrington


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Track Listing

Duo for Violin and 'Cello
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New Weather: I. Wind and Tree
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New Weather: II. Blemish
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New Weather: III. Bran
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New Weather: IV. Hedgehog
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Serenade
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Philomela: I. Nightingales
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Philomela: II. The Nightingale
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Philomela: III. Philomela
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