Sheila Silver: To The Spirit Unconquered
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR708     Release Date: 1996-01-01
The Guild Trio: (Janet Orenstein, violin; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Patricia Tao, piano); Gilbert Kalish, piano; Lois Martin, viola; William Purvis, French horn; Lisa Moore, piano; Thad Wheeler, percussion


The musical language of Sheila Silver is a unique synthesis of the tonal and atonal worlds, coupled with a rhythmic complexity which is both masterful and compelling. “Silver speaks a musical language of her own, one rich in sonority, lyrical intensity and poetic feeling,” says John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune. Although one hears influences of many of the great twentieth-century composers, her work defies categorization. According to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, “Her music is vital with a conviction that obliterates fashion.”

She has composed an impressive body of solo, choral, chamber, and orchestral music as well as one opera and two feature film scores. Her piano trio, To the Spirit Unconquered, has received over fifty performances by the Guild Trio throughout the U.S. and Europe. Critics have praised its originality and powerful emotional content, as well as its accessibility: “To the Spirit Unconquered is on of those rare compositions that grabs you emotionally and will not let you go. It is a stunning modern masterpiece, a work of profound musical and emotional depth,” Cary Smith, Bellevue/Seattle Journal American.


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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Track Listing

To The Spirit Unconquered: I. With Great Intensity - Strained, Sometimes Violent
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To The Spirit Unconquered: II. As if in a Dream
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To The Spirit Unconquered: III. Very Fast, Rhythmic, and Precise; Suddenly Mysterious
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To The Spirit Unconquered: IV. Calm and Stately
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Six préludes pour piano: I. La mer à Cassis
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Six préludes pour piano: II. La pendule
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Six préludes pour piano: III. La descente vers l'enfers
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Six préludes pour piano: IV. Dans une forêt demie-brûlée
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Six préludes pour piano: V. Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté
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Six préludes pour piano: VI. Vers le paradis de mes rêves
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Dynamis
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Dance Converging
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