Music of Rolv Yttrehus
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR843     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Polish National Radio Orchestra; Joel Eric Suben, Conductor; Catherine Rowe, soprano; The Louisville Orchestra; Peter Leonard, Conductor; Composers Guild of New Jersey Performance Ensemble: (Margaret Parkins, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute, piccolo; Bronwen Jones, bass clarinet; George Hoyt, trombone; Michael Manly, French horn; Wade Weast, trumpet; Barbara Hegner, celesta; Ted Sturm, xylophone; Daniel Kennedy, marimba; John Ferrari, percussion; Peter Jarvis, Conductor); Janet Wheeler, soprano; Gordon Gottlieb, percussion; Daniel Druckman, percussion

Rolv Yttrehus, born March 12th, 1926, in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A., holds degrees from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Michigan, and in 1962, received a Diploma from the Accademia Di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He studied harmony with Nadia Boulanger, and composition with Ross Lee Finney, Roger Sessions, Aaron Copland, and Goffredo Petrassi. He regards Schoenberg and Sessions as his principal influences. He has received numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His music has been performed on the Fromm Festival in Tanglewood, the ISCM World Music Days USA, and frequently in New York by such groups as The Juilliard Ensemble, the Da Capo Chamber Players, The Group for Contemporary Music, Parnassus, and Ensemble 21. Speculum Musicae recorded his Quintet (CRI SD 438). His Gradus Ad Parnassum was given its first performance by Peter Leonard and The Louisville Orchestra, with soprano Catherine Rowe. Yttrehus gave a lecture on this work at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Musik in Darmstadt, Germany in 1994. His Explorations was performed at Darmstadt by pianist David Holzman and recorded by him on Centaur CD CRC2291. His Espressioni Per Orchestra received critical acclaim after its performance by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Augsburg, Germany in October of 1996. The conductor was Peter Leonard. The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Joel Suben, gave the first performance of Yttrehus’s recently completed Symphony Number One on the Warsaw Autumn Festival in September, 1998. Yttrehus is Professor of Music Emeritus, Rutgers University, having retired from teaching in the fall of 1996.

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Symphony No. 1: Crescendo Theme in Violins
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Symphony No. 1: Transition and Adagio
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Symphony No. 1: March of The Minor Thirds (The C Major Substratum of The World)
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Symphony No. 1: Allegro
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Symphony No. 1: The Grand Crescendo
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Symphony No. 1: Parallel Ninths Cantus Firmus
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Symphony No. 1: Mirror Canon Cantus Firmus
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Symphony No. 1: Tuba: Antecedent phrase and Consequent Phrase leading to Climax
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Symphony No. 1: Transition leading to Coda. Last Tutti outburs.t
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Symphony No. 1: Xylophone Motive
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Gradus ad Parnassum: Exposition
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Gradus ad Parnassum: Invocation of The Dionysian Muse I
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Gradus ad Parnassum: Apollonian Admonition I
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Gradus ad Parnassum: The Master's Inspirational Message
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Gradus ad Parnassum: The Dionysian Substratum of The World
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Gradus ad Parnassum: The Descent to The Dionysian Substratum of The World
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Gradus ad Parnassum: Invocation of The Dionysian Muse II
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Gradus ad Parnassum: Apollonian Admonition II
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Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Introduction and Antecedent Section (Exposition)
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Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Consequent Section (Recapitulation)
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Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Entrance of The Voices
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Music for Winds, Percussion, 'Cello and Voices: Coda
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Angstwagen for soprano and percussion
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