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World premiere recordings of this distinguished California composer.

Born in 1950, composer Tom Flaherty is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His music is performed throughout Europe and North America by some of the best known contemporary music ensembles in the United States A graduate of Brandeis, SUNY Stony Brook and the University of Southern California, he currently is on the faculty at Pomona College. An accomplished cellist as well as composer, Flaherty's compositions reflect his love of this instrument. The music on this recording was written over a seven year span and was inspired by his friends, colleagues and family. His compositions juxtapose simple things in interesting ways. Colliding meters, tempos, modes and levels of dissonance permeate his recent music but the performer's experience remains at the forefront.
Tom Flaherty, composer
Cellopianian Flights
Tom Flaherty, cello; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano

Tom Flaherty, composer
Trio Euphoria

Tom Flaherty, composer
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Mojave Trio

Tom Flaherty, composer
Remembrance of Things Present
Tom Flaherty, cello

Tom Flaherty, composer
A Walk in the Park
Roger Lebow, cello; Tom Flaherty, cello

Tom Flaherty, composer
Euphoric Waltzes
Quartet Euphoria

"Tom Flaherty speaks with a profound and innovative compositional voice, and his music should gain a wide audience. I do hope that this CD will serve that end, as the performances and recordings all present these works in a wonderful light. I'm happy to give this disc an unqualified recommendation." (Fanfare)