Music for Limón Dances
JON MAGNUSSEN Music for Limón Dances TROY1021 - Price: $16.99
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Two lovely ballet scores from the distinguished American composer, Jon Magnussen

The music on this disc came to be out of a unique collaboration between three artists spanning three generations: José Limon, Jon Magnussen and Carla Maxwell, the artistic director for the Limón Dance Company. After Limón's death, the ballet Winged was revived. There was a need for a new score and Magnussen was chosen from a pool of graduate students at Juilliard to write the music. Because that collaboration proved so successful, Carla Maxwell asked Magnussen to write a new score for Psalm when she revived the dance.
Contents:
Jon Magnussen, composer
The Winged
Members of the Juilliard Orchestra, David Briskin, conductor

Jon Magnussen, composer
Psalm
Westminster Kantorei, Sumner Thompson, baritone, Institute Festival Orchestra, Mark Laycock conductor

Review:
"Jon Magnussen writes attractive, well-made music. ...there is much to enjoy here, as a result of Magnussen's vigorous imagination and jazzy sense of rhythm." (Fanfare)
 
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