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ERICKSON: Orchestral, Chamber and Vocal Music


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ERICKSON: Orchestral, Chamber and Vocal Music

Robert Erickson was a formidable guiding spirit as composer and teacher, acting as a mentor for a whole generation of California-trained composers. He utilized many different styles and techniques in his music, from microtonality to electronics and improvisation. High Flyer, written in 1969, requires the solo flutist to speak through the mouthpiece of the instrument while playing. In the 1970s, Erickson turned to a meditative, Asian-inspired aesthetic. The late works Two Songs and Recent Impressions, composed for Continuum as the composer was battling a progressive illness, are remarkable for their intense sensitivity to pure elements of sound and their joyous, life-affirming spirit.

Erickson, Robert

  Recent Impressions
1.   Recent Impressions 00:16:22
  2 Songs
2.   No. 1. Days and Nights 00:04:24
3.   No. 2. Seasonal 00:06:27
  High Flyer
4.   High Flyer 00:06:23
  Summer Music
5.   Summer Music 00:15:41

Total Playing Time: 00:49:17

Erickson, Robert

Sachs, Joel


Erickson, Robert; Krakauer, David; Lang, Ellen; Rosenfeld, Jayn; Sachs, Joel; Seltzer, Cheryl; Wu, Mia

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Catalogue No: 8.559283

Barcode: 0636943928325

Physical Release: 05/2007

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