DAVID DIES Agevolmente TROY1263 - Price: $16.99
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Intriguing chamber works for singers by David Dies highlight this recording.

The music of composer David Dies (b. 1972) has been performed in venues around the world, including London, Lima, New York City, Chicago, Lenox, Massachusetts, Ithaca, New York, and Madison, Wisconsin, where he has been both student and teacher. Notable performances include sopranos Mimmi Fulmer and Judith Kellock, cellist Jakub Omsky, pianist Christopher Taylor and bassoonist Marc Vallon, among others, who are featured on this recording. He currently teaches music theory and composition at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dies comments that, "I titled the CD, agevolmente, because the complicated path I took to find the "simple" term reminds me of a central irony in my music. Generally, I want my music to sound comfortable, natural, elegant, and easy, but it takes a high level of skill, musicianship, and concentration to perform. I want the music to sound unlabored and simple when, for the performer, it can be exacting and complex."
David Dies, composer
The Garden of Song
Jakub Omsky, cello

David Dies, composer
Lorca Songs
Judith Kellock, soprano, Jakub Omsky, cello

David Dies, composer
Dance Variations on a Theme by Persichetti
Christopher Taylor, piano

David Dies, composer
Mimmi Fulmer, Judith Kellock, sopranos

David Dies, composer
Marc Vallon, bassoon

David Dies, composer
Prayers and Meditations
Judith Kellock, soprano, Elizabeth Larson, violn, Jakub Omsky, cello

David Dies, composer
White Tea
Jakub Omsky, cello

David Dies, composer
Reference (Collection):
Mimmi Fulmer, Elizabeth Marshall, flute, Marc Fink, oboe, Katrin Talbot, viola, Karl Lavine, cello

David Dies, composer
Elizabeth Marshall, flute, Suzanne Beia, violin, Katrin Talbot, viola

"Evident are Dies's interest in poetry of many different kinds and well as his sensitivity to subtle shades of timbre, exploitation of spare textures...and predilection for a certain ceremonial austerity that evokes ancient, remote, or hieratic ritual. ...Performances are excellent..." (American Record Guide)
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