Live from Jordan Hall
Quantity in Basket: None NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY WIND ENSEMBLE Live from Jordan Hall TROY560 - Price: $16.99
play sound file need help?
Go Back >

 

World premiere live performances from one of America's finest wind ensembles.

Tippett's Praeludium was commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the BBC, in 1962. It was first performed on November 14 that year, at a concert in the Royal Festival Hall, given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati. This work was composed during the time Tippett composed his opera King Priam. Tippett's work Triumph has the full title Triumph: A Paraphrase of "The Mask of Time" and was composed in conjunction with The Mask of Time. Its 6th movement is titled "The Triumph of Life," a grotesque vision of the "triumphal" progress of a chariot throwing bodies off in all directions: this is complemented by the depiction of Shelley's own death, drowning at sea in an attempted defiance of a storm; and the movement ends with the burning of the body of the poet (a legal requirement of the period) though legend has it, the heart would not burn. Triumph evokes this episode. The Concerto for Two Continents for Synthesizer and Wind Orchestra is Ivan Tcherepnin's fourth commissioned work for the American Wind Symphony. It was premiered in Vaasa, Finland with the composer as soloist on the synthesizer. The concerto can be heard as a joyful celebration of the power of music to cross borders and bring peoples together through a commonly shared world of tones and rhythms. Michael Colgrass' the Winds of Nagual is based on the writings of Carlos Castaneda about his 14-year apprenticeship with Juan Mattise, a Yaqui Indian sorcerer from northwestern Mexico.. Castaneda met Don Juan while researching hallucinogenic plants for his master's thesis in anthropology at UCLA. Juan becomes Castaneda's mentor and trains him in Pre-Columbian techniques of sorcery, the overall purpose of which is to find the creative self- what Juan calls the "Nagual."
Contents:
Sir Michael Tippett, composer
Praeludium for Brass and Percussion
New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Battisti, conductor

Ivan Tcherepnin, composer
Concerto for Two Continents
New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Battisti, conductor, Stephen Drury, synthesizer

Michael Colgrass, composer
Winds of Nagual
New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Battisti, conductor

Sir Michael Tippett, composer
Triumph
New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Frank Battisti, conductor

Review:
"...the playing is of the highest quality...This CD certainly belongs in every band director's collection." (WASBE Newsletter)
You may also like:
More Info NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY WIND ENSEMBLE Songs, Hymns & Portraits
More Info NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY WIND ENSEMBLE Works for Wind Ensemble
More Info JORDAN WINDS OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY Bronze Music