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Big-scale expressive works.

The American composer, Irwin "Buddy" Bazelon died on August 2, 1995 at the age of 73. Sadly, his death occurred just two months after the completion of the recording of this CD. During his lifetime he completed nine symphonies and more than 60 orchestral pieces, including Fire and Smoke which was a featured work at the 1994 Aspen Music Festival. He was at work on his tenth symphony at the time of his death. Buddy was born in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University, studied composition briefly with Paul Hindemith at Yale and extensively with Darius Milhaud at Mills College. The Symphony No. 9 is an orchestral version of a piano piece written for Alan Mandel. It is dedicated to Sunday Silence, winner of the 1989 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year. About the music Harold Farberman has written: "It is the work of a master composer. The orchestral writing is compact, direct and dazzling. Everything on the page, even the smallest detail in the densest of textures, can and must be heard. The rhythmic elements, derived from jazz, that drive and create the large structures typical of Bazelon and his sound, are crystal clear in this last symphony. He is an unmistakable and unique American voice."
Contents:
Irwin Bazelon, composer
Entre Nous...for Solo Cello & Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Harold Farberman, conductor, Dorothy Lawson, cello


Irwin Bazelon, composer
Symphony No. 9 (Sunday Silence)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Harold Farberman, conductor, Scott Dunn, piano


Irwin Bazelon, composer
Symphony No. 7 (Ballet for Orchestra)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Harold Farberman, conductor

Review:
"...Full of character, not tonal in any usual way, and utterly idiosyncratic in its disjointed, colorful irregularity..." (Fanfare)
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