Songs of Solitude
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR706     Release Date: 1996-01-01

Curtis Macomber, violin

Curtis Macomber is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a student of Joseph Fuchs and a winner of the Morris Loeb and Walter Naumburg Prizes. He was first violinist of the New World String Quartet from 1982 to 1993 and made fourteen major recordings with the Quartet, was artist-in- residence at Harvard University and appeared numerous times on public radio and television in this country and Britain.

A founding member of the Ives Piano Trio and a member of the Speculum Musicae ensemble since 1991, he has appeared in recital and with orchestra in all the major concert halls of New York as well as at the Kennedy Center, and the Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy. He has also appeared with many major American chamber and new music ensembles including the Group for Contemporary Music and the New York New Music and in chamber music series across the country and in Europe. He has recorded for Nonesuch, CRI, Vanguard, Pickwick International, and Musical Heritage. Following his Soliloquy, an album for Koch International (featuring the Sessions Solo Sonata and works of Bruce Adolphe and Joel Hoffman) this album is the second in what he describes as a “comprehensive look at the great wealth of American music for solo violin.”

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).

Curtis Macomber

Songs of Solitude

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Track Listing

Inscriptions: I. Possessed by The Devil
Shulamit Ran
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Inscriptions: II. Rondino mostly tongue-in-cheek
Shulamit Ran
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Inscriptions: III. Upsurge
Shulamit Ran
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Synchronisms No. 9
Mario Davidovsky
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Four Songs of Solitude: I. Quarter note = 66
John Harbison
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Four Songs of Solitude: Four Songs of Solitude: II. Dotted Quarter note = 52
John Harbison
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Four Songs of Solitude: Four Songs of Solitude: III. Eighth note = 80
John Harbison
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Four Songs of Solitude: Four Songs of Solitude: IV. Quarter note = 100
John Harbison
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Fantasy
Steven R. Gerber
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Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
Elliott Carter
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Sonata for Violin Solo: I. Fantasia
Robert Parris
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Sonata for Violin Solo: II. Capriccio
Robert Parris
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Sonata for Violin Solo: III. Rondo
Robert Parris
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Three Songs Without Words: I. Her Dream
Steven R. Gerber
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Three Songs Without Words: II. After Long Silence
Steven R. Gerber
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Three Songs Without Words: III. His Confidence
Steven R. Gerber
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