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William Bolcom: Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

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The American polystylist William Bolcom (b1938) is probably best known for one huge piece, the evening-long Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and one tiny one, the exquisite piano rag Graceful Ghost. This disc expands our knowledge of his varied output with a selection of chamber music spanning more than three decades up to 1994, when it was recorded.
We meet the brash Milhaud pupil of the 1962 Scherzo Fantasy for wind quintet and piano, the uneasy acolyte of European modernism in Session III for five players (1967), the recycler of popular song styles in the Three Donald Hall Songs with ensemble (1979), and the accomplished upholder of the ragtime tradition in Virtuosity Rag for brass quintet (1982).
We also discover a more elusive mixer of styles in Session II for violin and viola (1966), and Five Fold Five for wind and piano again (1987) - as well as, unexpectedly, a purveyor of Kagel-like jest in the solo piano Haunted Labyrinth (1994).
The recording is generally clear, if a little unfocused in the larger pieces, and the performances are excellent; Bolcom's wife Joan Morris is inimitably deadpan in the song cycle, which includes perhaps the best song ever written about cheese.
Cd in excellent, flawless condition. Case and inserts also excellent, no visible flaws.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Detroit Chamber winds & Strings, Joan Morris
Catalogue number:
3-7395-2 HI
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Koch
Tracks:
9

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The American polystylist William Bolcom (b1938) is probably best known for one huge piece, the evening-long Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and one tiny one, the exquisite piano rag Graceful Ghost. This disc expands our knowledge of his varied output with a selection of chamber music spanning more than three decades up to 1994, when it was recorded.
We meet the brash Milhaud pupil of the 1962 Scherzo Fantasy for wind quintet and piano, the uneasy acolyte of European modernism in Session III for five players (1967), the recycler of popular song styles in the Three Donald Hall Songs with ensemble (1979), and the accomplished upholder of the ragtime tradition in Virtuosity Rag for brass quintet (1982).
We also discover a more elusive mixer of styles in Session II for violin and viola (1966), and Five Fold Five for wind and piano again (1987) - as well as, unexpectedly, a purveyor of Kagel-like jest in the solo piano Haunted Labyrinth (1994).
The recording is generally clear, if a little unfocused in the larger pieces, and the performances are excellent; Bolcom's wife Joan Morris is inimitably deadpan in the song cycle, which includes perhaps the best song ever written about cheese.
Cd in excellent, flawless condition. Case and inserts also excellent, no visible flaws.

Band/artist(s):
Detroit Chamber winds & Strings, Joan Morris
Catalogue number:
3-7395-2 HI
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Koch
Tracks:
9

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