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WUORINEN: Tashi / Percussion Quartet / Fortune

Charles Wuorinen writes virtuosic music for virtuoso performers. He has a profound desire to engage with the listener and with sympathetic performers, and essential to this engagement is a spirit of adventure and fun. Wuorinen’s music, from his earliest pieces through the more recent masterworks, is a body of work as significant as one is likely to encounter. Both Tashi and Fortune were written for the ensemble Tashi, and although the rate at which events unfold in Fortune is more gradual than the relentlessly intense Tashi, the two works share certain concerns and complement each other. Wuorinen seems especially in his element when writing for percussion instruments, as demonstrated here by the rhythmically exciting Percussion Quartet.

Wuorinen, Charles

1.   I. — 00:07:32
2.   Interlude I 00:02:44
3.   II. — 00:10:38
4.   Interlude II 00:02:44
5.   III. — 00:07:18
  Percussion Quartet
6.   I. eighth note = 72 00:11:00
7.   II. quarter note = 108 (leggiero) 00:07:25
8.   I. Before 00:09:10
9.   II. After 00:09:13

Total Playing Time: 01:07:44

Wuorinen, Charles

Jarvis, Peter

New Jersey Percussion Ensemble

Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; Kay, Alan R.; Kopperud, Jean; Macomber, Curtis; Sherry, Fred

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559321

Barcode: 0636943932124

Physical Release: 06/2007

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