Robert Maggio: Seven Mad Gods
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR720     Release Date: 1996-01-01

John Koen, cello; Bart Feller, flute; Kathleen Nester, flute; Jonathan Spitz, cello; Fred Sherry, cello; Bradley Lubman, Conductor; Hugh Sung, piano; Scott St. John, violin; Don Liuzzi, percussion; Jennifer Higdon, Conductor

I grew up listening mostly to rock and Broadway musicals, seldom to classical music. My favorite albums were the Beatles' Abbey Road, Kansas' Leftoverture, Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, and Billy Joel's Turnstiles. I remember seeing musicals in New York with my family: Jesus Christ Superstar, Barnum, Beatlemania. On many Christmas Eves I sat spellbound at NY City Ballet's The Nutcracker. I started composing at 15 (the year after I stopped taking piano lessons)-mostly songs inspired by Broadway musicals and rock idols. It wasn't until I was in college, when I began to study composition more seriously, that I fell in love with new classical, old classical, classic classical, ancient classical (medieval and renaissance), jazz, folk and world music.

My love of so many kinds of music is still leading me on an exciting personal exploration toward a sort of fusion, an eclectic dialect. I communicate through my music using various components of existing languages, rather than inventing new ones. I write music that matters to me-music that explores my internal emotional life and the relationships between individuals. I encourage myself to write passionately, especially when daily concerns threaten to distract me from the fragility and humanity of life.
- Robert Maggio


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Track Listing

Winter Toccata (I can't believe you want to die): I. Lamenting and Raging
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Winter Toccata (I can't believe you want to die): II. Dancing and Singing
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Two Quartets (desire, movement, love, stillness): I. Desire, movement
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Two Quartets (desire, movement, love, stillness): II. Love, stillness
Robert Maggio
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Barcarole (seven mad gods who rule the sea): I. Calm
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Barcarole (seven mad gods who rule the sea): II. Sea
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Barcarole (seven mad gods who rule the sea): III. Storm - Barcarole*
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