Atonement presents four 21st c. works by four composers born in the decade between 1962-73. Jennifer Higdon, a major figure in contemporary Classical music, is represented here by her Clarinet Sonata (2011). A recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy® in the same year, she enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works. Composer and arranger Kieren Macmillans substantial and oft-performed catalogue includes musicals, chamber operas, film and theatre scores, pieces for solo instruments and ensembles, concert-length multidisciplinary works, and more. The Country Wife (2013) is a setting of Dana Gioias poem of the same name for voice and instruments. Kenji Bunch has received worldwide acclaim from audiences, performers, and critics alike for his unique brand of New American music, described by him as locally sourced sounds derived from uniquely American art forms in combination with my classical training and personal vocabulary that honors the past while suggesting new possibilities. His four-part Cookbook (2004, rev. 2006), for viola and piano, is heard here. Evan Chambers is currently Prof. of Composition at the University of Michigan. His works have been heard in concert halls across the US, and have been recognized and awarded numerous prizes. His three-part Atonement (2013) closes this disc.
  • Higdon / Luevano / Koga / Kesselman - Atonement [CD]
FormatAudio CD
Publication Date20150414
Publisher ImprintNaxos of America Inc.


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