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JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT: "Narrative One" for Soprano, Mezzo and Piano

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Published on Jul 30, 2010

from "Virgie Rainey -Two Narratives" (2002)

Wendy Zaro-Mullins, soprano
Jean del Santo, mezzo-soprano
Timothy Lovelace, piano

from Albany TROY785 (2005)

http://www.albanyrecords.com

A collection of chamber works by one of America's most notable composers.
Here's some music that proves that it's okay to write in a recognizably American style that's reminiscent of the recent past and fresh at the same time. Many of Zaimont's works have won prizes; she composes in all media; and is one of the most recognizable among today's composers. Her chamber and symphonic works have been widely recorded, and her orchestral works have been performed by the orchestras of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Mississippi and groups in Europe. As she writes about this collection, "...I've been fortunate throughout my teaching career to have experienced performance collaborations with a good number of top-rate faculty colleagues-including the past fourteen years at the University of Minnesota...This disc celebrates several mostly "Minnesota" collaborations, centering on more recent solo works. Several of these pieces received their premieres in vital interpretations by the same artists heard here."

Contents:
Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Wizards - Three Magic Masters
Young-Ah Tak, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Astral...a mirror life on the astral plane
John Anderson, clarinet

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Virgie Rainey - Two Narratives for Soprano, Mezo and Piano
WendyZaro-Mullins, soprano, Jean del Santo, mezzo-soprano, Timothy Lovelace, piano

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Valse Romantique
Immanuel Davis, flute

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Tanya Poems
Tanya Remenikova, cello

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
Bubble-Up Rag - Concertpiece for Flute and Piano
Immanuel Davis, flute, Nanette Solomon, piano
Review:
"...Zaimont's mildly modernist gestures, lush harmonies, and gentle melodic inflections make her music accessible..." (www.allmusic.com)

"...music varied in instrumentation and idiom, but consistently inventive and accomplished, the work of a composer who deserves to be more widely known..." (MusicWeb International)

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