Chamber Music, Vol. 2
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If you like Copland and Bloch you will find Rosner's music in the same vein.

Arnold Rosner is a prolific American composer whose works exceed 100 in number and steer clear, generally, of both the post-serial avant-garde movement of the late sixties and the minimalist movement that followed it. 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. He is currently on the faculty of Kingsborough Community 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, Henri Pousseur and Lejaren Hiller, from all of whom, in his own words, "I learned practically nothing." Founded in 1990, the Ad Hoc String Quartet has established itself as one of the Chicago area's leading Chamber ensembles. In September 1993, they gave the world premiere of Rosner's String Quartet No. 3 and in February, 1996, they gave the premiere of his Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 103.
Contents:
Arnold Rosner, composer
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 19
Ad Hoc String Quartet

Arnold Rosner, composer
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 32
Ad Hoc String Quartet

Arnold Rosner, composer
String Quartet No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 66
Ad Hoc String Quartet

Arnold Rosner, composer
Duet for Violas, Op. 94
Diedre Buckley, Mark Ottesen, viola

Review:
"I have raved about Rosner's music before (TROY63), and I'll do so again. I think of him as a major composer, though I know even most hard-core classical music fans will say "who?" when I mention him. Major, of course, doesn't mean well-known. His music packs a huge emotional wallop, and it's meticulously well-written besides. He writes gorgeous, powerful, long-breathed tunes.Listening to a Rosner work is like hearing the music of Orpheus: it seems like one complete, spontaneous, and overwhelming song." (Classical@home)
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