Music of Yehudi Wyner
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR701     Release Date: 1995-01-01
Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano; Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Yehudi Wyner, conductor; Matthew Raimondi, violin; Yehudi Wyner, piano; Robert Miller, piano; Mary Posses, flute; Jonathan Drexler, flute; Peter Standaart, flute; Musical Elements; (Keith Underwood, flute; James MacElwaine, clarinet; Chris Gekker, trumpet; Syoko Aki, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Julie Green, cello; Julie Lustman, piano; Daniel Asia, Conductor)


This CD assembles a number of my compositions which, until now, have been only available on individual long-playing records on the CRI label. For the most part these are direct transcriptions from the original masters. Only one composition—Memorial Music—will be new to commercial exposure. The performance heard here was privately recorded in 1974 at Dwight Chapel, Yale University, and I include it in this collection because it makes public an eloquent example of the radiant singing of Susan Davenny Wyner. During her singing career, cut short by an accident in 1982, the shining image of her voice was an essential element in my creative activity.

The Serenade for Seven Instruments (1958) is represented by a performance different from the one heard on the earlier CRI recording (SD 141). At the time of the original recording the Serenade was new and the most colorful way to capture its character had not been fully explored. A performance by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in 1977 under my direction more truly represents what I had in mind when I conceived the piece. We include that performance here.
—Yehudi Wyner, August 1995


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 Yehudi Wyner

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Track Listing

Intermedio: I. Torch Song
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Intermedio: II. Up Tempo
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Intermedio: III. Elegy
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Serenade: I. Nocturne
Yehudi Wyner
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Serenade: II. Toccata
Yehudi Wyner
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Serenade: III. Capriccio - Aria
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Serenade: IV. Nocturne II
Yehudi Wyner
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Concert Duo: I
Yehudi Wyner
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Concert Duo: II
Yehudi Wyner
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Three Short Fantasies: Piccole Armonie
Yehudi Wyner
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Three Short Fantasies: Piccola Fantasia Davenniana
Yehudi Wyner
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Three Short Fantasies: For Robert Miller
Yehudi Wyner
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Memorial Music I: "Man Comes from Dust"
Yehudi Wyner
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Memorial Music II: "Lord, Let Me Know My End"
Yehudi Wyner
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Passage I
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