Music of Morris Rosenzweig
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR787     Release Date: 1998-01-01

Leonardo Trio: (Cameron Grant, piano; Erica Kiesewetter, violin;Jonathan Spitz, cello;) Canyonlands Ensemble; (Joseph Evans, violin; Teresa Welch, violin; Jennie Outram, viola; Thomas Dobson, bass; Carlton Vickers, flute, alto flute, piccolo; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Ian Murdock, trumpet; Jane Woolley, horn; Morris Rosenzweig, Conductor); Abramyan Quartet: (Gerald Elias, violin; Lynnette Stewart, violin; Scott Lewis, viola; John Eckstein, cello)

This disc contains various chamber works I have written over the past few years. Throughout this period I was interested in working with distinct genres of music for smaller ensembles, each of which offered specific challenges and required unique treatment. Contained here are two pieces for traditional ensembles, a piano trio and a string quartet, as well as music in three idioms well developed in the twentieth century: a work for flute and tape, a song cycle with mixed instrumental accompaniment, and a work for small chamber orchestra. In deliberately composing for genres with well-known antecedents, the task of balancing invention with acquiescence begins. And there is where the attraction lies. The sense of precedent weighs more heavily in the case of the three last-mentioned works, inasmuch as these established twentieth-century idioms are more laden with familiar localisms, more type-driven, and ultimately more idiosyncratic. My engagement with them, then, results in an acknowledgment of their style and manner, complemented by a stronger urge to take them along another path.
-Morris Rosenzweig

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).

Canyonlands Ensemble

Music of Morris Rosenzweig

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Track Listing

Roman Passacaglias
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Angels, Emeralds, and The Towers
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On The Wings of Wind: I. Song of Daybreak
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On The Wings of Wind: II. Fleas
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On The Wings of Wind: III. Warsaw
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On The Wings of Wind: IV. Two Verses from "The Song of Songs"
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On The Wings of Wind: V. Spring Wine Song
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On The Wings of Wind: VI. The Journey
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Dialogue in Three Parts: I. Chorale
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Dialogue in Three Parts: II. Caprice
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Dialogue in Three Parts: III. Chorale/Chaconne
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Quartet: I. Fantasia
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Quartet: II. Variations
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Quartet: III. Rondo
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