Music of Ronald Caltabiano
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR835     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Hexagon Ensemble: Susan Rotholz, flute; Matthew Dine, oboe; Alan R. Kay, clarinet; Nancy Billmann, horn; Michael Finn, bassoon; James Winn, piano); Joyce Lindorff, harpsichord

The Group for Contemporary Music: Tara O’Connor, flute; Brian Greene, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Mike Finn, bassoon; William Purvis, Stewart Rose, horns; Ray Mase, trumpet; Michael Powell, trombone; Curtis Macomber, Sunghae Anna Lim, Lois Martin, violins; Fred Sherry, cello; Lewis Paer, contrabass; John Ferrari, percussion; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Ronald Caltabiano, conductor

Ronald Caltabiano's music has been hailed as having achieved "...a remarkable synthesis of modernism andromanticism, of violence and lyricism, of integrity and accessibility."

He first came to international attention in the early 1980s with his String Quartet No. 1, premiered in Great Britain by the Arditti Quartet and in the United States by the Juilliard Quartet. A series of virtuoso solo pieces (double bass, cello, English horn, trombone, and violin) solidified his position among the leading American composers of his generation, and a series of prominent orchestral commissions soon followed. Works written for the San Francisco Symphony, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony exhibit kaleidoscopic colors and provocative designs. Performances by international orchestras include those of the BBC Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Born in 1959, Caltabiano is a BM/MM/DMA graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Elliott Carter and Vincent Persichetti. In addition, he has studied composition with Peter Maxwell Davies and conducting with Harold Farberman and Gennadi Rozdesvensky.

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).

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Music of Ronald Caltabiano

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Track Listing

Hexagons: I. Allegro
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Hexagons: II. Allegro ma sempre flessible
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Hexagons: III. Flowing
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Hexagons: IV. Moderato con moto
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Hexagons: V. Resoluto
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Hexagons: VI. Allegro
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Sonata for Solo Cello: I. Transformations
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Sonata for Solo Cello: II. Variations
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Fanfares for Harpsichord: I. Sonoro; II. Decisivo; III. Declamando
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Concertini: I. Allegro molto
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Concertini: II. Andante piacevole
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Concertini: III. Allegro molto
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Concertini: IV. Andante moderato
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Concertini: V. Andante subito accelerando
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Concertini: VI. Andante
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Concertini: VII. Andante; Presto
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Concertini: VIII. Allegro molto
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Concertini: IX. Adagio sostenuto
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Concertini: X. Allegro
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