Music of Jacob Druckman
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR781     Release Date: 1998-01-01
Orchestra of the 20th Century; Arthur Weisberg, Conductor; Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; New York Brass Quintet: (Robert Nagel, trumpet; Fred Mills, trumpet; Ralph Froelich, horn; David Uber, trombone; Harvey Phillips, tuba); Robert Ayers, percussion; Gerald Carlyss, percussion; Gordon Gottlieb, percussion; Richard Fitz, percussion

During the last twenty years of his life Jacob Druckman (1928–96) was principal architect of The New Romanticism in American music. Disenchanted with serial procedures, which he regarded as unnecessarily restrictive, Druckman began in the mid-1960s to veer from the academic music establishment. He composed a series of works uncommonly sensuous and dramatic for their time, relying on electronic media and on the symphony orchestra for their seemingly limitless sonic possibilities. In the 1970s he added to his repertory by drawing from the treasure chest of music history a wide variety of tonal forms and practices. As the New York Philharmonic's Composer-in-Residence (1982–86), and as Artistic Director of its Horizons festivals in 1983, 1984, and 1986, he brought the idea of a New Romanticism to a wide audience.

Paradoxically, Druckman’s own music is too complex and individual to fit comfortably within the movement he helped to create. Because he never embraced dodecaphony whole-heartedly - the only thoroughly serial piece in his catalogue is the Second String Quartet (1966) - his work from the mid-1960s onward marked a change in direction rather than an about face.


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 Jacob Druckman

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Track Listing

Windows for Orchestra
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm XXII 12-17, 20
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm LVIII 4-9
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm XVIII 4-9
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm XXX 12, 13
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm CXXXIII
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Dark Upon The Harp: Psalm XVI 6-8
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Animus II
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