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New Cello Works2018-06-13T12:43:30+00:00

featuredcomposer: LauraKaminsky

Cited in The Washington Post as “one of the top 35 female composers in classical music,” LAURA KAMINSKY’s works are “masterful” San Francisco Classical Voice) and “full of fire as well as ice, contrasting dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” (American Record Guide). Her opera As One (2014; co-librettists Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed) is the most widely-produced contemporary opera in the U.S. since the 2016-17 season. Hometown to the World (libretto by Reed; Santa Fe & San Francisco Operas: Opera For All Voices Consortium) premieres in 2020. Currently Composer Mentor for Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative, she is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music Purchase College/SUNY.  Kaminsky serves on the boards of Opera America and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

 

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Epstein, Marti: Barcarolle (2000)

Written for the Adaskin Trio.

2019-06-13T04:25:15+00:00Instrumentation Violin, Viola, Cello|Work Type

Epstein, Marti: Hidden Flowers (2012)

Written for the Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music.

2019-06-13T04:26:00+00:00Instrumentation String Quartet|Work Type

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Fitz Rogers, John: Lilies (2011) (2011)

Lilies, as a flower, are thought to symbolize purity and a return to innocence. In that spirit, “Lilies” is a reflective and gentle vocalise for cello and piano. The work [...]

2019-06-13T03:56:23+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Piano|Work Type

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Gill, Jeremy: Sons Decoupes (2014)

The title is an echo of "gouaches decoupees," the cut-out technique invented and perfected by Henri Matisse – this work was premiered at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and [...]

2019-06-13T04:17:14+00:00Instrumentation for Piccolo, Cello, and Harp|Work Type

Gill, Jeremy: Dos sonetos de amor (2001)

Two "settings" of poems by Pablo Neruda in which the cello takes the role of the voice.

2019-06-13T04:22:30+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Piano|Work Type

Gill, Jeremy: Paean, Epitaph, and Dithyramb (2008)

Three movements excerpted from Ode (2008): each references a lyric poetic form of Ancient Greece. The first is slow and tuneful, the second a solo flute soliloquy, the third fiery.

2019-06-13T04:22:39+00:00Instrumentation Flute/Piccolo, Cello, and Piano|Work Type

Gill, Jeremy: Ode (2008)

2019-06-13T04:22:49+00:00Instrumentation for Mezzo, Flute, Cello, and Piano|Work Type

Gill, Jeremy: Dunn Songs (2002)

Two settings of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn.

2019-06-13T04:23:01+00:00Instrumentation for Soprano, Flute, Viola, Cello, and Piano|Work Type

Glass, Philip: Cello Concerto No. 2 (2012)

The music for Philip Glass’ second concerto for cello and orchestra is cobbled from a 2001 film score, Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. Glass seems to have particular success when using [...]

2019-06-13T02:57:13+00:00Instrumentation Cello and Orchestra|Work Type

Glass, Philip: Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello (2010)

Premiered June 22, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts by cellist Matt Haimovitz

2019-06-13T02:59:05+00:00Instrumentation Solo Cello|Work Type