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If you like Barber and Bloch, Rosner's music will be of definite interest.

This disc features a sampling of the chamber music of Arnold Rosner who was born November 8, 1945. He is a prolific composer whose works have been performed in the United States, Europe and Israel. Today, his works exceed 100. As the notes point out, "he has managed to steer clear, generally, of both the post serial avant-garde movement of the sixties and the minimalist movement that followed. His treatment of harmony and counterpoint, along with the occasional recourse to an ethnic, Middle Eastern flavor, places his music in the esthetic milieu of Paul Hindemith, Ernest Bloch, and Alan Hovhaness. Rosner is currently on the faculties of Kingsborough Community College and Staten Island College of the City University of New York, where he teaches both standard and ethnic music. Having composed since the age of nine, he received advanced degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo while studying with Leo Smit, Allen Sapp, Henri Pousseur and Lejaren Hiller, a group from which in his own words, "I learned practically nothing." Of the works on this disc, "Of Numbers and Bells," was composed for two pianos in 1983, "Sonata for French Horn and Piano," was composed in 1979, "Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano," was composed in 1968 and revised in 1977, and "Nightstone" for tenor and piano was composed in 1979.
Contents:
Arnold Rosner, composer
Of Numbers and of Bells, Op. 79
Timothy Hester, Nancy Weems, piano


Arnold Rosner, composer
Sonata for French Horn & Piano, Op. 71
Heidi Garson, French horn, Yolanda Liepa, piano


Arnold Rosner, composer
Sonata No. 1 for Violoncello & Piano, Op. 41
Maxine Neuman, cello, Joan Stein, piano


Arnold Rosner, composer
Nightstone, Three Settings from The Song of Songs, Op. 73
Randolph Lacy, tenor, Timothy Hester, piano

Review:
"...His music is eclectic in the best sense of the word... the various instrumentalists all display musicianship of the first order. The recorded sound is eminently satisfying." (Stereo Review)
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