Transatlantic Tales
Faye-Ellen Silverman Transatlantic Tales TROY1250 - Price: $16.99
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Cross-ocean friendship prompted this recording of guitar music by Faye-Ellen Silverman.

This recording is a symbol of cross-ocean friendship between composer Faye-Ellen Silverman and guitarist Volkmar Zimmermann and includes two pieces commissioned by Zimmermann and his Corona Guitar Kvartet. All the works feature guitar and range from works for solo guitar, guitar quartet and works for voice with guitar. Faye-Ellen Silverman studied at Barnard College, Harvard University and Columbia. She has received numerous commissions and awards and recordings of her music appear on the Albany, Capstone, Crystal and New World record labels. Her collaborator, German-born guitarist Volkmar Zimmerman studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He has performed in Europe, Russia, the United States and in Canada as a soloist and as a member of the Corona Guitar Kvartet. A bonus video, playable on QuickTime is included. Titled SPOR, it is a film by Nike Arnold and Clara Bausch and uses the first track from the recording, Processional, as music.
Contents:
Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
Processional
Volkmar Zimmermann, guitar

Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
3 Guitars
Per Dybro Sorensen, Volkmar Zimmermann, Kristian Gantriss, guitars

Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
In Shadow
Malene Bichel, soprano, Maria Sook Garmark, clarinet, Mikkel Andersen, guitar

Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
Wilde's World
Jan Lund, tenor, Ninnie Isaksson, viola, Krisitian Gantriis, guitar

Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
Danish Delights
Sara Fiil, soprano, Volkmar Zimmermann, guitar

Faye-Ellen Silverman, composer
Pregnant Pauses
Corona Guitar Kvartet

Review:
"Silverman is the real discovery here. I'll seek out some of her other music. She is an inventive, original composer, challenging but not threatening. She writes well for guitar, and the collective and individual contributions of the Korona Quartet are the best performances here." (American Record Guide)

"I am as impressed by the playing as Silverman clearly was when she first encountered Zimmermann. The playing of the Corona Quartet (both together and as individual soloists) is devilishly precise yet passionate, and they are well matched by the singers' and wind players' high-quality contributions... All in all, a very engaging disc of new guitar music." (Fanfare)
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