Elmira Darvarova & Howard Wall - Music by Women (2020)

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Elmira Darvarova & Howard Wall - Music by Women (2020)
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Classical, Instrumental, Easy Listening

Music by Women presents 14 world premiere recordings (out of 16 tracks) in this album with music by female composers. A varied program which includes the 17th C. French composer Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and the 20th C. British-American composer Rebecca Clarke, as well as a number of contemporary female composers from several different countries, some of which have been commissioned by the performers: Chinese composer Wang Jie, Japanese composer Yui Kitamura, Russian-born Elena Firsova, Canadians Elizabeth Raum and Erika Raum, Belize-born Errollyn Wallen, and the American composers Lydia Lowery Busler, Alice Gomez, Laura Kaminsky, Dolores White, Francine Trester (whose compositions also feature her own original poetry). Violinist Elmira Darvarova (first and only woman-concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and hornist Howard Wall (a New York Philharmonic member, formerly with The Philadelphia Orchestra) offer splendid interpretations.
Tracklist:
01. 5 Postcards No. 3, Intense (Arr. for Violin & Horn)
02. Appalachia
03. Memoria, Op. 162
04. 2 Pieces for Viola or Violin & Cello No. 2, Grotesque (Arr. for Violin & Horn)
05. The Confessions of St. Augustine
06. Baikushev's Pine
07. Sonata No. 1 in D Minor II. Presto (Arr. for Violin & Horn)
08. Blues Dialogues for Solo Violin III. Fast and Funky
09. Blast
10. 2 Pieces for Viola or Violin & Cello No. 1, Lullaby (Arr. for Violin & Horn)
11. The Golden Snake Dances into Rapture
12. La calavera
13. Prohodna
14. My Burning Tears
15. Idiom
16. A Bird and a Hawthorn Tree

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