Music of Irwin Bazelon
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR623     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Indianapolis Symphony; Izler Solomon, conductor; Harvey Estrin, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone; Dick Berg, French horn; Joe Wilder, Ray Crisara, Dick San Filippo, trumpets; Chauncey Welsch, Tom Mitchell, trombones; Herbert Harris, Dave Friedman, John Kassica, percussion; Tom Pearson, electric organ; Zita Carno, electric piano; Herb Bushler, electric string bass; Gene Bertoncini, electric guitar; Raymond DesRoches, Richard Fitz, Gordon Gottlieb, Herbert Harris, Arnie Lang, Walter Rosenberger, Colin Walcott, percussion; Irwin Bazelon, conductor; Karen Phillips, viola; Glenn Jacobsen, piano

Born in Chicago in 1922, Irwin Bazelon graduated from DePaul University and later studied composition with Darius Milhaud at Mills College. Following his studies in 1948, he settled in New York City. David Harold Cox made these observations in his 1982 essay on the composer:

“Life in the grand metropolis... has inspired many forms of artistic production, particularly during the first half of the twentieth century. In music there were the efforts of the Futurists to reproduce the sounds of the city (1914), in the visual arts Walter Ruttmann's film Berlin (1927) and in painting Max Weber’s New York at Night (1915) and Georgia O'Keefe’s The American Radiator Building (1929). Bazelon has taken up this theme, imbued it with new life and carried it into the latter part of the century. In his music he captures his personal vision of the essence of city life in the years in which the great American dream reached fulfillment and began to decay.”


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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Music of Irwin Bazelon

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Track Listing

Symphony No. 5: I. Slow
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Symphony No. 5: II. Vigorously
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Symphony No. 5: III. Fast and Lively
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Symphony No. 5: IV. Broadly
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Churchill Downs Chamber Concerto
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Duo for Viola and Piano
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Propulsions
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