New American Soloists

Marlene Rosen (soprano), Laura Russell (violin), Paul Sperry (tenor), Jeffrey Jacob (piano), Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London (conductor)

Catalog #: TROY0347
Release Date: March 1, 2000
Format: Digital

Druckman's The Sound of Time started out as a piece for soprano and piano which was premiered in 1964. This chamber version was first heard in 1965 and lasts about 12 minutes. It is a setting of texts from Deaths for the Ladies (and other Disasters) by Norman Mailer. Augusta Read Thomas' Spirit Musings for Violin and Orchestra was composed in 1997 and is actually a version of her Van Straaten Concerto No. 1 for flute and chamber orchestra. The version of the piece recorded here is the first performance in the new form. John Musto was born in Brooklyn and received his earliest musical training from his father, a jazz guitarist. Self taught as a composer, he studied piano with Seymour Lipkin and Paul Jacobs. His piece Encounters was premiered by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony on September 21 and 22, 1992. Jeffrey Jacob was educated at Juilliard and the Peabody Conservatory and he also studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum. His piece The Persistence of Memory here receives its premiere performance and recording.


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Title Composer Performer
The Sound of Time Jacob Druckman Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor, Marlene Rosen, soprano
The Persistence of Memory Jeffrey Jacob Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor, Jeffrey Jacob, piano
Encounters for Tenor and Orchestra John Musto Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor, Paul Sperry, tenor
Spirit Musings Augusta Read Thomas Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor, Laura Russell, violin

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