Music of Bernard Rands
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Highly acclaimed release by a modern, colorful voice.

The composer writes: "This recording is of particular significance for me for two reasons. First, it marks one of the many happy collaborations I have enjoyed with the composer-conductor Edwin London and, through him, with the fine musicians of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. It also, in the selection of works, reflects an important, almost forty year friendship I cherish with Luciano Berio, my former teacher and early mentor. The premiere performance of Metalepsis II (1971) was conducted by Berio. Madrigali (after Monteverdi-Berio) composed in 1977 refers constantly to Berio's fine transcription of Monteverdi's Il Combattimento at the same time as it relates many aspects of his own original music to that of his Italian predecessor. Triple Concerto (1998) carries the dedication "to Luciano Berio with love and gratitude."
Contents:
Bernard Rands, composer
Madrigali
Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor Bernard Rands, composer
Metalepsis II
Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor

Bernard Rands, composer
Triple Concerto for Cello, Piano, Percussion & Chamber Ensemble
Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor, CORE Ensemble

Review:
"There are competent composers in abundance on the American scene, but inspired ones are in shorter supply. ...Bernard Rands... is the real thing. ...a creator with a vision, he also has an artistic purpose that no attentive listener can possibly miss." (Fanfare)
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