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New release on Albany Records

Monday, December 10, 2012

New release on Albany Records

World premiere recordings of three works for solo instruments and orchestra by the distinguished composer Laura Schwendinger.
Three works for solo instruments and orchestra by Laura Schwendinger are presented in world premiere recordings. Esprimere for cello and orchestra was written in 2007 for Matt Haimovitz and premiered by him. Curtis Macomber is the soloist for Charoscuro Azzurro for violin and chamber orchestra and Waking Dream, a single movement work for flute and chamber orchestra was written for flutist Christina Jennings, who gave the premiere. The first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize Fellowship, Laura Schwendinger is on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Madison and directs their contemporary chamber ensemble. The recipient of numerous prizes, awards and commissions, Ms.. Schwendinger’s music has been performed by leading ensembles and artists of our time. The three soloists, all virtuosos of international acclaim, give stunning performances of this music of infinite beauty.
Contents:
Laura Schwendinger, composer
Esprimere for Cello and Orchestra
Matt Haimovitz, cello, Madison Sinfonietta, Nicole Paiement, conductor

Laura Schwendinger, composer
Chiaroscuro Azzurro for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Curtis Macomber, violin, Madison Sinfonietta, Nicole Paiement, conductor

Laura Schwendinger, composer
Waking Dream for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Christina Jennings, flute, University of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, James Smith, conductor

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