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Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin

L. Harrison Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 22, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Int'l Classics
  • ASIN: B00000J8R9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,837 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Suite For Violin With String Orchestra: Threnody
2. Suite For Violin With String Orchestra: Estampie
3. Suite For Violin With String Orchestra: Jahla
4. Suite For Violin With String Orchestra: Chaconne
5. Western Dance For Piano
6. Three Waltzes: Waltz In C
7. Three Waltzes: Hesitation Waltz
8. Three Waltzes: Waltz In A
9. Suite For Cello And Piano: Moderato
10. Suite For Cello And Piano: Elegy
11. Suite For Cello And Piano: Allegro
12. Gigue & Musette
13. Polka
14. Jarabe
15. Suite For Cello And Harp: Chorale
16. Suite For Cello And Harp: Pastorale And Rondeau
17. Suite For Cello And Harp: Interlude
18. Suite For Cello And Harp: Aria
19. Suite For Cello And Harp: Chorale (reprise)

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A new disc of music from American composer Lou Harrison is always an occasion for joy. Harrison, perhaps more than any other American composer, has made the freest use of this century's many conflicting styles and modalities--including those from the Pacific Rim nations. The resultant polystylism is both idiosyncratic and infectious. This disc contains some of Harrison's best melodic writing, mostly for piano and solo strings, with the standout being the winsome Suite for Violin and String Orchestra (1993). Maria Bachmann is the soloist on the suite, with James Sedares and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in superb form. The suite alone is worth the price of the disc and, without a doubt, these delicate, graceful works provide an excellent introduction to Harrison. --Paul Cook

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5.0 out of 5 stars Old and New: A Survey of Genius July 3, 2009
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Aside from the first piece, an orchestral adaptation of Harrison's Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, this album provides some of his shorter chamber works. We hear cello with piano, cello with harp, and solo piano compositions scored between 1949 and 1995. Harrison's music is based on dance and melody, and other than his very early 12-tone classical-rooted works, he looked to Indonesia for modes and rhythms. The edited violin suite has a different feeling compared to the original gamelan-based arrangement; it lacks three short movements [see: La Koro Sutra album], but it works very well and has grand lyrical eloquence. The bright Estampie dance and extraordinarily beautiful Chaconne movements are exemplars of Harrison's style. The chamber pieces are charming, all different from each other, all tuneful. This album is a gem among those available of Harrison's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very beautiful! November 22, 2013
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I love Lou Harrison's music, but I particularly wanted something that was reminiscent of his string quartet and this did the trick. Many of these pieces are recorded elsewhere; the renditions here are quite different. For instance, the Suite for Violin and American Gamelan Orchestra as performed by Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio on Lo Koro Sutro LP is heard here as a Suite for Violin and String Orchestra and it's quite good!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed August 26, 2010
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American music worthy of another qualified performance. The violin performance on this album is competent, which from my perspective, the insipid cello performance brings this point into focus. By contrast, the piano performance dutifully stands on middle ground. Dr. Bibel unhelpfully iterates the obvious without ever touching on precisely what qualifies a 'gem'. The producers of this album had good intentions that might have been better served discriminately.
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