Music of Our Time, Vol. 4
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR847     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Igor Szwec, violin; Dorothy Freeman, oboe/oboe d'amore; Ulrich Boeckheler, cello; Orchestra 2001; James Freeman, Conductor

Orchestra 2001 is one of America's most important and widely respected 20th-centu­ry music ensembles. The vitality, imagina­tion, and dedication to performances of the highest quality that have characterized the ensemble's concerts and recordings ever since its founding in 1988 have won for it a devoted and constantly growing audience in its home city of Philadelphia, enthusiastic praise from critics in Europe and America, and recording contracts with CRI and Centaur Records. As Philadelphia Inquirer critic Peter Dobrin wrote. "The group occupies a place of such importance that a classical music community without it seems unimaginable." In 1993, 1994, and 1997 the ensemble was invited to serve as the Moscow Conservatory's Ensemble-in-Residence during its Festival of American Music. Our concerts in Russia have led to a remarkable series of on-going collaborative projects with Russian musicians. In November 1997 Orchestra 2001 was the featured ensemble at St. Petersburg's International Festival of Contemporary Music and at the Christmas Concerts of Denmark's Association of International Schools. In 1998 composer George Crumb requested that Orchestra 2001 be the featured ensemble at the Huddersfield, England, Contemporary Music Festival's celebration of his music.

Founded and directed by conductor/ pianist/bassist James Freeman, Orchestra 2001 is generally a one-on-a-part ensemble. Our core personnel numbers fifteen play­ers—flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, string quintet, piano, harp, and two percussion—but many concerts involve singers and additional players, often making the ensemble into a 35-piece chamber orchestra. Our repertoire is devoted almost entirely to music of the 20th century, espe­cially by American composers and with par­ticular emphasis on recent music by Philadelphians. An important aspect of our mission focuses on bringing this music to new audiences.

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).

Orchestra 2001

Music of Our Time, Vol. 4

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Track Listing

Chant des rochers
Gerald Levinson
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Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra: I. Lamento. Andante Serioso
Steven Stucky
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Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra: Cadenza I
Steven Stucky
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Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra: II. Scherzo. Vivo
Steven Stucky
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Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra: Cadenza II
Steven Stucky
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Double Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra: III. Notturno. Largo
Steven Stucky
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Fromm Septet
David Finko
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Theme
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation I
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation II
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation III
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation IV
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation V
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation VI
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation VII
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation VIII
David Crumb
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Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble: Variation IX
David Crumb
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