Music by Laura Kaminsky
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A 2 Disc Set devoted to the chamber music of distinguished composer Laura Kaminsky.

Laura Kaminsky is an astute and voracious listener. For decades, the journeys her ears have taken have benefited audiences in her native New York City through all the concert programs she has presented at venues like Town Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Roulette, The New School, and Symphony Space, where she currently serves as Artistic Director. But in addition to the staggering amount of music of others she has made available to the public, she has also crafted a formidable oeuvre of original musical compositions that are deeply individual responses to the world around her. Social and political themes have been common in Kaminsky’s work, as has an abiding respect for and connection to the natural world. Her music has also been deeply informed by her extensive travels -- from Eastern Europe and West Africa, to throughout the Americas. All seven works featured in this recording -- the first devoted exclusively to her music -- share common elements. Prevalent is the persistent use of irregular rhythms, repeating patterns that shift constantly as well as the narrative aspect of the solo and chamber works.
Contents:
Laura Kaminsky, composer
Vukovar Trio
Ensemble Pi

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Cadmium Yellow
Cassatt String Quartet

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Music for Artur
Idith Meshulam, piano

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Duo for cello and piano
Ensemble Pi

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Transformations
Colorado String Quartet

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Triftmusik
Idith Meshulam, piano

Laura Kaminsky, composer
Wave Hill for violin and piano
Ensemble Pi

Review:
“Kaminsky’s music is full of fire as well as ice, written in an idiom that contrasts disso-nance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. …Tell us more, Laura!” (American Record Guide)