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SCHICKELE, P.: Year in the Catskills (A) / Gardens / Dream Dances / Diversions (Blair Woodwind Quintet, Felix Wang, M. Rose)


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SCHICKELE, P.: Year in the Catskills (A) / Gardens / Dream Dances / Diversions (Blair Woodwind Quintet, Felix Wang, M. Rose)

Whether writing under his own name or that of his alter ego P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele writes music which is a constant delight, full of variety, energy and fun. A Year in the Catskills is a five-movement quintet—a seasonal retrospective suffused with clever baroque tints, elements of pastoral fantasy, and a jazzy finale to dissipate any feelings of melancholy. The other works offer a variety of combinations and textures. Gardens illustrates Schickele’s appealing use of colour, whilst Dream Dances is a jaunty frolic from the baroque sarabande to the jitterbug. Diversions goes one better, with movements devoted both to billiards and a New York bar; music of huge vitality and great wit.

Schickele, Peter

  A Year in the Catskills
1.   I. Spring: Fantasy 00:07:11
2.   II. Summer: Imitations 00:03:13
3.   III. Fall: Variations 00:03:05
4.   IV. Winter: Lament 00:05:09
5.   V. Finale: Fast Driving 00:02:54
6.   I. Morning 00:02:05
7.   II. Noon 00:01:26
8.   III. Night 00:02:49
  What Did You Do Today at Jeffey's House
9.   I. First We Had a Parade 00:02:11
10.   II. After Lunch Jeffey's Mom Made Us Take a Nap 00:01:13
11.   III. Then We Did a Carnival with a Haunted House and Dancing Bears 00:01:53
  Dream Dances
12.   I. Minuet 00:01:02
13.   II. Jitterbug 00:01:46
14.   III. Waltz 00:03:26
15.   IV. Gallup 00:02:23
16.   V. Sarabande 00:03:36
17.   I. Bath 00:01:05
18.   II. Billiards 00:00:59
19.   III. Bar 00:04:35

Total Playing Time: 00:52:01

Schickele, Peter

Blair Woodwind Quintet

Estill, Cynthia; Hauser, Jared; Kirchner, Jane; Lee, Cassandra; Norton, Leslie; Rose, Melissa; Wang, Felix

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559687

Barcode: 636943968727

Physical Release: 08/2011

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