Faye-Ellen Silverman: Transatlantic Tales

Volkmar Zimmermann (guitar), Per Dybro Sorensen (guitar), Kristian Gantriis (guitar), Maria Sook Garmark (clarinet), Mikkel Andersen (guitar), Ninnie Isaksson (viola), Jan Lund (tenor), Sara Fiil (soprano), Syzygy Ensemble, Corona Guitar Quartet

Catalog #: TROY1250
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Format: Digital

This recording is a symbol of cross-ocean friendship between composer Faye-Ellen Silverman and guitarist Volkmar Zimmermann and includes two pieces commissioned by Zimmermann and his Corona Guitar Kvartet. All the works feature guitar and range from works for solo guitar, guitar quartet and works for voice with guitar. Faye-Ellen Silverman studied at Barnard College, Harvard University and Columbia. She has received numerous commissions and awards and recordings of her music appear on the Albany, Capstone, Crystal and New World record labels. Her collaborator, German-born guitarist Volkmar Zimmerman studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He has performed in Europe, Russia, the United States and in Canada as a soloist and as a member of the Corona Guitar Kvartet. A bonus video, playable on QuickTime is included. Titled SPOR, it is a film by Nike Arnold and Clara Bausch and uses the first track from the recording, Processional, as music.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Processional Faye-Ellen Silverman Volkmar Zimmermann, guitar
3 Guitars Faye-Ellen Silverman Per Dybro Sorensen, Volkmar Zimmermann, Kristian Gantriss, guitars
In Shadow Faye-Ellen Silverman Malene Bichel, soprano, Maria Sook Garmark, clarinet, Mikkel Andersen, guitar
Wilde's World Faye-Ellen Silverman Jan Lund, tenor, Ninnie Isaksson, viola, Krisitian Gantriis, guitar
Danish Delights Faye-Ellen Silverman Sara Fiil, soprano, Volkmar Zimmermann, guitar
Pregnant Pauses Faye-Ellen Silverman Corona Guitar Kvartet


  • "Silverman is the real discovery here. I'll seek out some of her other music. She is an inventive, original composer, challenging but not threatening. She writes well for guitar, and the collective and individual contributions of the Korona Quartet are the best performances here."

    – American Record Guide

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