Music of Robert Starer, Richard Wernick & Richard Wilson
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR618     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Janos Starker, cello; Walter Trampler, viola; Blanca Uribe, piano; Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; Leon Botstein, Conductor;

This recording documents three new concertos written by three distinguished American composers. Although there are distinct stylistic differences among them, these concertos were written with a view to their accessibility to both player and audience. Each was written for the soloist who has recorded it here. Therefore, these performances carry a nearly original sense of a particular collaboration between soloist and composer. The purpose of the recording is not only to provide pleasure to listeners who wish to hear new repertoire but also to encourage performers and conductors do what increasingly appears to be the most difficult task for new music: the scheduling of multiple performances after a premiere. These works eminently deserve replaying and rehearsing in live contexts. What links them together is that they fairly represent dimensions of late-twentieth-century American musical modernism, which, in turn, mirror the integration of the musical innovations of the early and mid-twentieth-century with the traditions of the nineteenth

-Leon Botstein



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Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

Music of Robert Starer, Richard Wernick & Richard Wilson

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Track Listing

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Robert Starer
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Viola Concerto: I. "Do not go gentle..."
Richard Wernick
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Viola Concerto: II. "...into that good night"
Richard Wernick
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: I. Rhapsody
Richard Wilson
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: II. Threnody
Richard Wilson
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: III. Capriccio
Richard Wilson
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