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GLASS, P.: Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra (arr. M. Lortz) / FAIROUZ, M.: Symphony No. 4 (University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Popiel)

Composer(s)Fairouz, MohammedGlass, Philip
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Catalogue 8.573205
Label / Series Naxos / Wind Band Classics
Quality   320kbps
 
  Booklet / liner notes available
 
 


Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work

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GLASS, P.: Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra (arr. M. Lortz) / FAIROUZ, M.: Symphony No. 4 (University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Popiel) 57:45   
  Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra (arr. M. Lortz for 2 timpanists and wind ensemble)          
      I. — 5:29       
      II. — 6:50       
      Cadenzas 5:11       
      III. — 5:42       
  Symphony No. 4, "In the Shadow of No Towers"          
      I. The New Normal 9:48       
      II. Notes of a Heartbroken Narcissist 8:08       
      III. One Nation Under Two Flags 7:26       
      IV. Anniversaries 9:11       
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