Small and Mighty Forces
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Composer Anna Weesner's compositions are animated, moving, and full of surprise.

Six pieces of chamber music by Anna Weesner (one solo, two duos, two trios, and one large-spirited piece scored for six musicians) make up this recording. The works were composed over a span of 10 years between 1999 and 2008. Anna Weesner is on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Described as animated and full of surprising turns, her music has been performed by the leading contemporary music ensembles.
Anna Weesner, composer
Lift High, Reckon—Fly Low, Come Close
Andrew Waggoner, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Molly Morkoski, piano

Anna Weesner, composer
The Nearness of Things
Miranda Cuckson, violin

Anna Weesner, composer
What gathers, what lingers
Miranda Cuckson, violin; Steve Beck, piano

Anna Weesner, composer
Light and Stone
Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Asmira Woodward-Page, violin; Blair McMillen, piano

Anna Weesner, composer
Sudden, Unbidden
Miranda Cuckson, violin; Sophie Shao, cello

Anna Weesner, composer
Mother Tongues
Sequitur; Paul Hostetter, conductor; Mary Nessinger, soprano

“Weesner writes in a style full of tonal variety and a sensitive blend of instruments….and the players are excellent. Her writing for the instruments is often virtuosic but by no means unreasonable. …This is a fine presentation of a fine composer.” (American Record Guide)