RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Songs of Solitude; War Songs; Toward the Splendid City – Thomas Hampson, bari./Nashville Sym. Orch./ Giancarlo Guerrero – Naxos
Some very moving and well-written songs on topics of war. RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Songs of Solitude; War Songs; Toward the Splendid City – Thomas Hampson, bari./Nashville Sym. Orch./Giancarlo Guerrero – Naxos 8.559792, 60:48, (10/14/16) ****: For people who follow American contemporary classical music only casually composer Richard Danielpour might not be one of the first names […]
Zodiac Trio – “Dreamtime” = Works of DANIELPOUR, LIST & MACKEY – Blue Griffin
Very exciting ensemble and some compelling modern works. Zodiac Trio – “Dreamtime” = RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Lamentations; ANDREW LIST: Klezmer Fantazye; Visions from the Aboriginal Dreamtime; JOHN MACKEY: Breakdown Tango; various composers: Zodiac: Across the Universe – The Zodiac Trio – Blue Griffin BGR391, 58:05, (3/08/16) (Distr. by Albany) ****: (Vanessa Mollard, violin/Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet/Riko Higuma, […]
Ancient Voices – RICHARD DANIELPOUR Works – Nashville Sym. /Giancarlo Guerrero – Naxos
Ancient Voices – RICHARD DANIELPOUR Works – Nashville Sym. /Giancarlo Guerrero; Hila Plitmann, sop./ Pacific Chorale /John Alexander; Pacific Sym. /Carl St. Clair – Naxos 8.578311-12 – 1:26:27 (2 CDs) (6/9/15) ****: Stirring contemporary music with a middle-eastern theme. Composer Richard Danielpour refers to himself as “an American composer with a Middle Eastern memory”. This […]
All-Star Orchestra DVD series with Gerard Schwartz (2013)
Breathtaking audio and performances, but with unequal sound levels.
“Triple Doubles” = RICHARD DANIELPOUR: A Child’s Reliquary; DAVID LUDWIG: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orch.; DARON ARIC HAGEN: Masquerade – Jamie Laredo, v./Sharon Robinson, cello/Vermont Sym. Orch./Sarah Hicks & Troy Peters, conductors – Bridge
These “triple doubles” are a “slam dunk”!