Metagong
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Two world premiere recordings are featured on this recording of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Charles Wuorinen's music.

Albany Records continues its series devoted to the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Charles Wuorinen with this disc, which includes the world premiere recordings of two major chamber works from 2008, as well as new recordings of two Wuorinen classics. The music is performed by several of the finest Wuorinen specialsts: the New York New Music Ensemble; violinist Mark Steinberg; pianist Alan Feinberg; and percussionist George Nickson. In the notes, Frank J. Oteri writes that "At this point in his career, his [Wuorinen's] chamber music output must now be one of the most extensive ever created by an American composer." The four works are performed in descending order of the number of musicians involved: quartet, trio, duo and solo percussion, although the final work is every bit as multilayered as the earlier works, giving the impression of a work for chamber ensemble.
Contents:
Charles Wuorinen, composer
Metagong
James Baker & Daniel Druckman, percussion; Stephen Gosling and Steven Beck, pianos

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Trio for Flute, Bass Clarinet and Piano
Jayn Rosenfeld, flutes; Jean Kopperud, bass clarinet; Stephen Gosling, piano

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Mark Steinberg, violin; Alan Feinberg, piano

Charles Wuorinen, composer
Janissary Music
George Nickson, percussion

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