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Accessible but plenty of personality describes this major American composer's music.

Anyone who is familiar with the earlier Albany releases of Wilson's chamber music (TROY074, TROY389) or his Piano Concerto and Symphony No.1 recorded elsewhere, recognize him for his refreshingly unusual style, often reminiscent of Berg or Schoenberg. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, Mr. Wilson studied composition there, in Rome and at Rutgers University with Robert Moevs. He is also an accomplished pianist (having studied with Leonard Shure and Friedrich Wuhrer) and has performed Mozart concertos with the Hudson Valley Chamber Orchestra and the American Symphony under Leon Botstein. He currently holds the Mary Conover Mellon Chair in Music at Vassar and is Composer-In-Residence with the American Symphony Orchestra. His orchestral works have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Here is an assortment of chamber works composed over the past twenty years, exhibiting his bracing, expressionistic style, featuring many of the performers he has associated with for years, including Rolf Schulte, one of the major performers of contemporary violin music in this country. Listeners who appreciate modern music that is accessible yet has plenty of personality will greatly enjoy this new release.
Richard Wilson, composer
Diablerie, for Solo Violin
Rolf Schulte, violin

Richard Wilson, composer
Piano Trio
Rolf Schulte, violin, Sophie Shao, cello, Richard Wilson, piano

Richard Wilson, composer
Lord Chesterfield to His Son for Solo Cello
Sophie Shao, cello

Richard Wilson, composer
Three Interludes for Violin and Piano
Rolf Schulte, violin, Richard Wilson, piano

Richard Wilson, composer
Figuration for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Allen Blustine, clarinet, Sophie Shao, cello, Richard Wilson, piano

Richard Wilson, composer
Motivations for Cello and Piano
Sophia Shao, cello, Richard Wilson, piano

"Wilson's Piano Trio...is a captivating piece that combines a somewhat Schoenbergian harmonic environment with an attractive and pliant gestural language." (Splendid!)

"Wilson's cause is furthered immensely by the superb New York freelancers featured on this program. New music owes an immeasurable debt to these phenomenally gifted and generous artists..." (Fanfare)
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