Peregrinations
WAYNE PETERSON Peregrinations TROY601 - Price: $16.99
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Spectacular performances of this Pulitzer-Prize winning composer's chamber music.

Wayne Peterson was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota and has lived in San Francisco since 1960. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music in 1992, crowning a distinguished career which began in 1958, with the Free Variations premiered and recorded by the Minnesota Orchestra under Antal Dorati. His catalog of more than 60 works included works for orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles. Peterson has been professor of music at San Francisco State University for more than three decades and from 1992-94 was a guest professor of composition at Stanford University. He studied at the University of Minnesota and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Eric Moe writes: "Listening to Wayne Peterson's music is awfully rewarding. Luscious on the surface, it amply repays the most intensive listening. It's a little like taking a journey through a gorgeous Alpine landscape - you soon lose passivity and are drawn into expectation, anticipating the view of the waterfall around the bend in the road, the unfolding of the mountain's shape as it is gradually revealed, the surprise of the robin's egg blue color in the pool of melt water at the bottom of the snowfield. As with all great music, you become less of a somnolent passenger and more of a backseat driver as the music unfolds. And with repeated listenings, you can privately partake of the delight small children have in telegraphing details of the narrative to those around them."
Contents:
Wayne Peterson, composer
Peregrinations
Allen Blustine, clarinet

Wayne Peterson, composer
Diatribe
Curtis Macomber, violin, James Winn, piano

Wayne Peterson, composer
Colloquy
Tod Brody, flute, Karen Gottlieb, harp

Wayne Peterson, composer
Ceremony After A Fire Raid
Elizabeth Farnum, soprano, James Winn, piano

Wayne Peterson, composer
Duo
Curtis Macomber, violin, James Winn, piano

Wayne Peterson, composer
String Quartet No. 1
Benjamin Hudson & Carol Zeavin, violins, Lois Martin, viola, Joshua Gordon, cello

Review:
"Peterson's disc has some of the world's most expert musicians specializing in challenging contemporary music...their virtuosic heights would give most musicians a nose-bleed." (American Record Guide)

"...a wonderful blending of impulses, usually expressed with a signature kineticism... highly gratifying sampling of a fine composer." (Fanfare)
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