Chamber Music
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Three works for strings by noted composer David Conte are featured on this recording.

Professor of Composition and Chair of the Composition Department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, David Conte serves on the faculty of the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, the board of the American Composers Forum and as Composer in Residence with Cappella SF as well. A graduate of Bowling Green State University and Cornell, Conte studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he was one of her last students. He has composed more than 80 works, including six operas and has received commissions and performances of his music from many noted performing ensembles in the United States. In recent years, he has turned his attention to instrumental music and this recording of three of these represent his longest and most ambitious essays in this form. The performances by distinguished new music performers in San Francisco reveal dramatic and lyrical melodies.
David Conte, composer
Sonata for Violoncello & Piano
Emil Miland, cello; Miles Graber, piano

David Conte, composer
String Quartet No. 2
Friction String Quartet

David Conte, composer
Piano Trio
Kay Stern, violin; Emil Miland, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Chamber Music of David Conte…exemplifies the best that classical music has to offer. It takes you ona compelling journey through shifting emotions and swelling curents.” (The Bay Area Reporter Online)

“”[David] Conte is hardly the only composer who effectively mingles the old and the new, but he is one of the best. I find it hard to imagine that anyone who loves the great chamber works of the late 19th-and early 20th-cenury won’t appreciate what this composer has done to bring those musical values into this new century.” (Fanfare)