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TEIRSTEIN, A.: Kopanitza / Invention / What is Left of Us / Suite / Maramures (Open Crossings - Music by Teirstein)


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TEIRSTEIN, A.: Kopanitza / Invention / What is Left of Us / Suite / Maramures (Open Crossings - Music by Teirstein)

Andy Teirstein’s background in movement theater (from his early work as a musical clown in a Mexican circus to his long association with music for dance) has given him a unique perspective on the dramatic possibilities of composition. The works heard here translate theatrical physicality into a variety of musical impulses, drawing inspiration from Balkan, Appalachian and Jewish influences, the music of Bartók, and setting the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and Robert Service. The results juxtapose folk and new-music styles in a series of compelling and highly satisfying scenarios.

Teirstein, Andy

1.   Kopanitza 00:06:53
2.   Invention 00:05:21

Teirstein, Andy
Darwish, Mahmoud, lyricist(s)

  What is Left of Us
3.   What is Left of Us 00:08:45

Teirstein, Andy

4.   I. Allemande 00:03:26
5.   II. Sarabande 00:01:17
6.   III. Pavanne 00:01:39
7.   IV. Gigue 00:04:31

Teirstein, Andy
Service, Robert William, lyricist(s)

  The Shooting of Dan McGrew
8.   The Shooting of Dan McGrew 00:08:22

Teirstein, Andy

  3 Movements for String Quartet and Folk Musician
9.   I. Limberjack 00:01:51
10.   II. Vest Pocket 00:04:06
11.   III. East Virginia 00:03:46
  Turn Me Loose
12.   I. The Old Trail 00:04:02
13.   II. The Creek 00:03:35
14.   III. The Rebbe's Dance 00:02:43
  Maramures (in memory of Jacob Glick)
15.   I. Allegro 00:03:21
16.   II. Lento 00:06:56
17.   III. Presto 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 01:15:47

Teirstein, Andy

Darwish, Mahmoud; Service, Robert William

Winstin, Robert Ian

Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra

Alaria Trio; Cassatt String Quartet; Cygnus Ensemble

Farina, Danielle; Friedlander, Erik; Hosseini, Naaz; Hutchinson, Thomas; Kampmeier, Margaret; Kephardt, Sam; Lancaster, Margaret; Lutken, David; Middleton, Rob; Momtchilova, Diliana; Primak, Eva; Roberts, Willa; Rowell, Mary; Schenker, Aurelia; Shumway, Susan; Teirstein, Andy; Vodovoz, Yuri; Wang, Bruce

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559617

Barcode: 636943961728

Physical Release: 08/2009

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