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WUORINEN: Ashberyana / Fenton Songs I and II / Josquiniana

Composer(s)Wuorinen, Charles
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumentalVocal
Catalogue 8.559377
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

The music of distinguished American composer Charles Wuorinen is notable for its compositional wit, dynamic virtuosity and intellectual rigor. This CD features vocal chamber works from the late 1990s to 2007, a new piano work, and Wuorinen’s ‘remakings’ of music by Josquin des Prés. Ashberyana, a major new work commissioned by Da Camera of Houston, sets the dazzling poetry of John Ashbery for a tour-deforce ensemble led by the composer. Fenton Songs I and Fenton Songs II offer contrasting poems by James Fenton, ranging from lyrical confessions of love to the horrors of Tiananmen Square. Two personal solo piano pieces – one dedicated to conductor James Levine – and Josquiniana, composed for the Brentano Quartet,


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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
WUORINEN: Ashberyana / Fenton Songs I and II / Josquiniana 1:00:51   
      I. Introduction and Recitative: Outside My Window the Japanese… 8:34    1.59   Add to cart  
      IIa. Scherzo: Laughing Gravy 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      IIb. Scherzo: Dear Sir or Madam 2:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. The Laughter of Dead Men 5:12    1.59   Add to cart  
  Praegustatum 2:48    0.99   Add to cart  
  Fenton Songs I              
      No. 1. Beauty, Danger and Dismay 1:52    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Out of Danger 2:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. Serious 1:24    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 4. Hinterhof 3:17    0.99   Add to cart  
  Fenton Songs II              
      No. 1. Blood and Lead 1:26    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Tiananmen 2:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. The Ballad of the Shrieking Man 7:09    1.59   Add to cart  
      No. 4. Fireflies of the Sea 4:20    0.99   Add to cart  
  Josquin: Ave Christe 5:01    0.99   Add to cart  
      I. Helas madame 3:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Faulte d'argent 1:27    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Cela sans Plus 1:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Comment peult 1:08    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Vive le Roy 0:43    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. El Grillo, "Josquin a'Ascanio" 1:20    0.99   Add to cart  
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