Celebrations: Music By Andrew Rudin by Rudin, Orch 2001 and Freeman
Celebrations: Music By Andrew Rudin by Rudin, Orch 2001 and Freeman. Contains Concerto for Piano & Small Orchestra with pianist Marcantonio Barone, Concerto for Viola, Strings, Harp, Piano & Percussion, Brett Duebner, viola. And Celebrations for two pianos and percussion. The two movements are dedicated to George Crumb (on his 80th birthday) and James Freeman (on his 70th birthday). Pianists are Marcantonio Barone and Freeman, with Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist Anthony Orlando.
Commissioned and issued in 1969 by Nonesuch Records. This work was a pioneer in the electronic music field. Now available through iTunes, individual tracks or complete composition. Music from Tragoedia is part of the soundtrack of the film Fellini: Satyricon.
Odyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano is the latest release from flute superstar Mimi Stillman. This 2-CD collection, with pianist Charles Abramovic, is a breathtaking tour de force that brings together nearly a dozen works – mostly written for Ms. Stillman – highlighting the richness and diversity of the American contemporary music scene. Disc 2 includes Two Elegies for Flute and Piano by Andrew Rudin.
To The Point
A brilliant little overture, “To the Point,” by 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon opens this varied and intriguing new release by Philadelphia’s award-winning ensemble, Orchestra 2001.
Included also are recent works by the indefatigable and incredibly versatile Gunther Schuller (“Concerto da Camera,” with the composer conducting), violin concertos by Philadelphians Jay Reise (with soloist Maria Bachmann) and Andrew Rudin (with soloist Diane Monroe), and Romeo Cascarino’s haunting paraphrase of Carl Sandburg’s poem “Grass.” Artistic Director James Freeman conducts all but the Schuller.