Music of Louis Karchin
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR739     Release Date: 1997-01-01

New York New Music Ensemble: (James Winn, piano; Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, piccolo; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Linda Quan, violin; Christopher Finckel, cello; Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor); Players of the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society: (Brian Greene, oboe; Deborah Wong, violin; Jean Kopperud, bass clarinet; Theodore Mook, cello; Daniel Druckman, percussion; Andrea Cawelti, soprano; Lois Martin, viola; Bradley Lubman, Conductor); Curtis Macomber, violin; Fred Sherry, cello


 Karchin revels in music that is dense, complex, and rich with information. He also demands that this same music exhibit the maximum clarity, invention, and expression possible. Though Karchin’s art is subtle and quite stylistically focused, I still hear a real openness in this music, and a deep concern that every moment be one that merits repeated listening. May the listener to this recording find similar satisfactions. 
—Robert Carl

 Louis Karchin (b Philadelphia, 8 Sept 1951) received his musical training at the Eastman School of Music and Harvard University, with principal teachers including Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Fred Lerdahl, and Earl Kim. Further studies included instruction at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller and Bruno Maderna, and seminars with Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, and Charles Wuorinen.Of the music on this collection, the Sonata for Violoncello and Piano was described as a work of “fearless eloquence” by Andrew Porter of the New Yorker. Songs of Distance and Light was acclaimed at its premiere by Alan Ulrich of the San Francisco Examiner as “a work of coruscating beauty—one of the signal new music events of the season.”

 

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Track Listing

Galactic Folds: I. Allegro moderato e leggiero
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Galactic Folds: II. Giocoso
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Songs of Distance & Light: I. Argument
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Songs of Distance & Light: II. Rain Towards Morning
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Songs of Distance & Light: III. Midnight Swim, Yaddo
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Ricercare
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Sonata for Violoncello & Piano: I. Allegro moderato - liberamente e con moto
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Sonata for Violoncello & Piano: II. Scherzando
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Sonata for Violoncello & Piano: III. Maestoso-Allegro
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