A Portrait of Karel Husa
KAREL HUSA A Portrait of Karel Husa TROY957 - Price: $16.99
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A recording of wind music honoring the distinguished Czech/American composer Karel Husa on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

Born in Prague and an American citizen since 1959, Karel Husa is one of our most important living composers and a winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize. He has shown a special interest in band music, and this definitive collection of his works for wind symphony includes Music for Prague 1968, one of the mainstays of the repertoire.
Contents:
Karel Husa, composer
Smetana Fanfare
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

Karel Husa, composer
Al Fresco
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

Karel Husa, composer
Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor, Momoko Gresham, piano

Karel Husa, composer
Music for Prague
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

Review:
"Al Fresco in particular does just about everything you possibly can with a wind ensemble in terms of timbral inventiveness, while still sporting distinctive melodic and motivic ideas that make the music much more than just a dry exercise in texture." (ClassicsToday.com)
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