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Gay American Composers

  • 1. Homages (3) for piano: Hommage A Rachmaninoff
    2. I Was There
    3. String Quartet Set: Variations
    4. String Quartet Set: Estampe
    5. Incitation to Desire (Tango), for piano
    6. Nantucket Songs, song cycle for voice & piano: The Dance
    7. Nantucket Songs, song cycle for voice & piano: Nantucket
    8. Nantucket Songs, song cycle for voice & piano: Go, Lovely Rose
    9. Nantucket Songs, song cycle for voice & piano: The Dancer
    10. Fantasy Pieces, for piano: 1. Adagio
    11. Fantasy Pieces, for piano: 2. Poco Allegretto
    12. Fantasy Pieces, for piano: 3. Allegro Minacciando (... Diabolique)
    13. Fantasy Pieces, for piano: 4. Largo
    14. Two Quartets (desire, movement, love, stillness), for 2 flutes & 2 cellos: Desire-Movement
    15. In the Department of Love: In the Department of Love
    16. Bass trombone, bass clarinet, harp
    17. Transform (Stream) / Cantegral Segment 17, 18 / Transphalba / Volta (Kernel)
    18. Serenade for Betty Freeman and Franco Assetto, for suling & Sudanese Gamelan
    19. Walt Whitman in 1989
    20. Homages (3) for piano: Hommage A Faur
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 721

  • Credits

    This disc contains both DDD and ADD recordings.
    An incredible overview of contemporary music from academic to eclectic styles, wonderfully performed by various groups including the Kronos Quartet. The CD was assembled to present the question "Is there a gay sensibility to American classical music?" Contains: Robert Helps Homage Rachmaninoff, Lee Hoiby I Was There, Lou Harrison from String Quartet Set: Variations; Estampe, Chester Biscardi Invitation to Desire: Tango, Ned Rorem from The Nantucket Songs, David Del Tredici Fantasy Pieces, Robert Maggio Desire Movement, Conrad Cummings In the Department of Love, William Hibbard Bass Trombone, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Jerry Hunt Lattice, Lou Harrison Serenade for Betty Freeman & Franco Assetto, Chris DeBlasio Walt Whitman in 1989, and Robert Helps Homage Faur. ~ "Blue" Gene Tyranny

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