Robert Starer; Daniel Perlongo
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL453     Release Date: 2011-03-15
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Karl Kraber, flute; Stephen Kates, cello; Paul Ingraham, horn; Donald Sutherland, piano; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; James Whipple, bassoon; James Wilson, clarinet; Linda DiAdamo, oboe; David Stock, Conductor; James Walker, flute; Ronald Leonard, cello

Anna Margarita's Will is the fourth collaboration between Gail Godwin and Robert Starer. The Last Lover, a one-act opera, had its premiere at the Caramoor Festival in 1975; Journals of a Songmaker for baritone, soprano and orchestra was commissioned for the final concert of William Steinberg as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and premiered by him in 1976; Apollonia, a full-length opera, was given a studio production by the Minnesota Opera Company in 1979.

Daniel Perlongo writes:

Ricercar for oboe, clarinet and bassoon is a set of 64 variations on a cycle of seventeen eighth notes. The work is a continuous movement divided into two sections, slow and fast. The pitch material is derived from minimal melodic ideas which evolve through a rigorously applied variation procedure. The fabric is contrapuntal, with periodic occurrences throughout the work of homophonic areas where parallel pads move in different intervallic sonorities...

Fragments for flute and cello is a one-movement work in which I was concerned with the relationship of two parts moving from an area of linear independence, where the lines are juxtaposed in an almost collage-like manner, to areas where the two parts move in parallel to participate mutually in the coloring of a single line. The work was written while I was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome, for an exchange concert with the French Academy. It was premiered there in 1972 by Pierre-Yves Artaud on flute and Alain Mounier on cello.”

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Robert Starer; Daniel Perlongo

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Anna Margarita's Will
Robert Starer
Daniel Perlongo
Daniel Perlongo