Ursula Mamlok: Chamber Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR891     Release Date: 2007-02-01
Benjamin Hudson, violin; Chris Finckel, cello; Aleck Karis, piano; Samuel Baron, flute; Da Capo Chamber Players: Patricia Spencer, flute; Laura Flax, clarinet; Joel Lester, violin; André Emelianoff, cello; Joan Tower, piano; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Harvey Sollberger, flute; Fred Sherry, cello; Parnassus: Keith Underwood, flute; Robert Yamins, clarinet; Dennis Smylie, bass-clarinet; Cyrus Stevens, violin; Donald Palma, bass; Edmund Niemann, piano; Anthony Korf, conductor

Ursula Mamlok: “I began composing as a child,” says the Berlin-born composer. “Right from the beginning I was playing my own tunes on the piano, complete with accompaniments. It was all done instinctively. My piano teacher would write down my compositions because I didn’t know how to write music at that time.”

Mamlok’s instinctive gifts and impeccable ear are balanced by an exacting self-discipline and craftsmanship that are still at the core of her music. The five chamber works on this recording, spanning the 1960s through the ’80s, display Mamlok’s lean, superbly economical, style. “My music is clear, and not overburdened with notes,” she says. “I work with concise ideas, sometimes using traditional forms as well as techniques developed in the last seventy-five years. I never strive for an effect for the sake of an effect; this is the way my music comes out.”

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

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Ursula Mamlok: Chamber Works

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Track Listing

Panta Rhei
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Variations for Solo Flute
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When Summer Sang
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Stray Birds
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Sextet
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