Charles Wuorinen Series: Duos
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Continuing our series of music by Wuorinen, this recording focuses on music for two performers.

Like all of Wuorinen's music from the past three decades, the duos on this recording take the long view of musical history and align themselves not only with its expressive traditions, but much more importantly, with its secure and sustained future. The spare utterance of those works of the great European tradition that are composed for only two musicians, leave no margin for error: all is exposed when writing for two contrasting instruments. These duos, spanning slightly more than a quarter century of Wuorinen's oeuvre, never lapse in their intensity and invention. They display an impressive fecundity of sources and outward forms.
Contents:
Charles Wuorinen, composer
Sonata for Guitar and Piano
William Anderson, guitar, Joan Forsyth, piano

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Never Again the Same
Wilbur Pauley, bass, Christopher Hall, tuba

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Eleven Short Pieces
Erik Carlson, violin, Michael Caterisano, vibraphone

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Divertimento for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Eliot Gattegno, alto saxophone, Eric Wubbels, piano

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Percussion Duo
John Ferrari, marimba/vibraphone, Margaret Kampmeier, piano

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Psalm 39
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone, William Anderson, guitar

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Duo Sonata
Robert Aitken, flute, James Avery, piano

Review:
"Performances are uniformly excellent. ...Another addition to the Wuorinen discography. Don't hesitate." (Fanfare)

"I have always found his music highly rewarding, even if it is demanding. If you are not familiar with it, this is a good introduction. ...an introduction to one of our finest contemporary composers." (American Record Guide)
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