William Bolcom Archive
Altius Quartet: “Dress Code” = Haydn Quartet in C major Op.74 No.3; Bolcom Three Rags; Arrangements of Dave Brubeck, Led Zeppelin, Ben E. King, and a-ha – Altius Quartet – Navona Records
Altius Quartet: “Dress Code” = Haydn Quartet in C major Op.74 no.3. Bolcom Three Rags. Arrangements of Dave Brubeck, Led Zeppelin, Ben E. King, and a-ha – Altius Quartet (Joshua Ulrich and Andrew Giordano, violins. Andrew Krimm, viola. Zachary Reaves, cello) – Navona Records NV6078, 55 minutes, (4/14/2017) ****: Altius Quartet brings fresh life to […]
Spencer Myer – William Bolcom Piano Rags – Steinway And Sons 30041, 71:44 ****1/2: Pianist offers superb homage to modern-era Ragtime composer! (Spencer Myer – piano) The peak era of Ragtime was 1895-19i8. The genre was known for its unusual (at the time) syncopated tempo structure developed from African music.. This represented a polyrhythmic modification […]
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Canciones de Lorca; Prometheus – R. Barbera – tenor/Jeffrey Biegel, piano/ Pacific Chorale and Sym. /Carl St. Clair – Naxos
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Canciones de Lorca; Prometheus – R. Barbera – tenor/ Jeffrey Biegel, piano/ Pacific Chorale and Sym. /Carl St. Clair – Naxos CD 8.559788 (11/13/15) TT: 54:52 ****: Striking contemporary songs and choral work with orchestra make for a compelling musical experience. William Bolcom (b. 1938) is an extremely prolific and skilled composer, winning […]
“December Celebration: New Carols by Seven American Composers” [TrackList follows] – Lisa Delan (sop.)/ Lester Lynch (bar.)/ Musicians of the New Century Chamber Orch. & Volti Chorus/ Dawn Harms – Pentatone
Seasonal hi-res music with a twist guaranteed to make your sleigh bells ring.
The Hours Begin to Sing: More Songs by American Composers = JAKE HEGGIE: From the Book of Nightmares; DAVID GARNER: Vilna Poems; JOHN CORIGLIANO: Three Irish Folksong Settings; GORDON GETTY: Four Emily Dickinson Songs; LUNA PEARL WOOLF: Rumi: Quatrains of Love; WILLIAM BOLCOM: Five Cabaret Songs – various perf. – Pentatone Classics
A sequel every bit as fine as the first go-round.
‘ARTIFACTS’ = Works by BRIGHT SHENG, JOEL PUCKETT, MICHAEL DAUGHERTY, WM. BOLCOM – U. of Mich. Sym. Band – Equilibrium Records
Wind ensemble fans should find these “artifacts!”
‘Drive American’ = Works of JOHN ADAMS, JOAN TOWER, WM. BOLCOM & Others – Heidi Louise Williams, p. – Albany
A wonderful collection of some very “American” originals!