American Visions

American Visions

American Visions

The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society: Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Dominic Donato, percussion; James Winn, piano; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Curtis Macomber, violin; Deborah Wong, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Christopher Finckel; cello; Cheryl Marshall, soprano; David Gilbert, conductor

The Da Capo Chamber Players: Patricia Spencer, flute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Pablo Rieppi, percussion; Stephen Gosling, piano; Eva Gruesser, violin; Andre Emilianoff, cello; Andre Solomon-Glover, baritone soloist; Louis Karchin, conductor

Included Works

Rustic Dances violin, clarinet and marimba (1995)
American Visions Two Songs on Poems of Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Version for baritone and chamber ensemble) baritone and six players (1998)
Cascades piano unaccompanied (1997)
Sonata da Camera violin and piano (1995)
"A Way Separate..." soprano and five players (1992)
String Quartet No. 2 string quartet (1995)

A 21st century musician, taking us into the millennium with a new vision of music. The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society is among the world's most outstanding new-music ensembles.

David Denton, Fanfare

Karchin's pieces combine the rhythmic drive associated with downtown music with the harmonic and structural rigor of uptown serialism. These pieces are serious as well as fun to listen to. —Steve Hicken, American Record Guide

Steve Hicken, American Record Guide

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