Chamber Music
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We continue our recordings of this gifted American composer with some of his music for chamber ensemble.

Allen Shawn has composed a large catalog of chamber and piano music, 11 concertos and orchestral works, choral music, and several song cycles. He has composed incidental music for theater, two chamber operas to libretti by his brother, playwright Wallace Shawn, a one act children's chamber opera, music for ballet, and music for the film "My Dinner with Andre." He performs frequently as a pianist and has been a faculty member since 1985 at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. He is also the author of the book, Arnold Schoenberg's Journey, as well as many articles about contemporary music.
Contents:
Allen Shawn, composer
Cabaret Music
Steven Klimowski, clarinet, Curtis Macomber, violin, Maxine Neuman, cello, Allen Shawn, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
Childhood Scenes
Yoshiko Sato, piano

Allen Shawn, composer
String Quartet No. 4
Salem Quartet

Allen Shawn, composer
Candles
Steven Klimowski, clarinet

Allen Shawn, composer
Episodes for Cello and Piano
Maxine Neuman, cello, Allen Shawn, piano

Review:
"The pieces are engaging and speak of a grounding in musical tradition while they hold the unique voice of the composer." (Sequenza 21)

"...an effective and well-organized blend of lively and lyrical elements." (American Record Guide)
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