The four composers represented here have produced a panoply of sound in infinite variety, magnificently recorded by Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz. These two CDs are a hi-fi fan's delight. Kim Kashkashian partners with Robert Levin in Meyer Kupferman's Beauty and the Beast in an all-out display of musicianship and power, Paige Brook's sonic reach spans the four instruments of the flute family from the highest to the lowest in Iain Hamilton's Sonata for Flautist, composer Alvin Brehm takes the bass part in his own Sextet, inspired by Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, Ezra Laderman has the benefit of Timothy Eddy for 'cello on his Partita for Solo 'Cello and Iain Hamilton's great musicality and skill is heard in his writing for a very wide selection of instruments in original and fascinating combinations.
From the Label
Robert Johnson is the Producer and Artistic Director for the New York Philomusica Records catalogue. He offers this rationale for its distinction: "It provides the listener with a continuum of carefully honed programming which is intended to enhance one's capacity for intimate knowledge and enjoyment of great classical music through the juxtaposition of the selections. The perspective begins on each CD and ultimately informs the entire catalogue. The inspiration for this is drawn from the New York Philomusica subscription concerts presented annually in New York. Music selected encompasses the period beginning in the early18th Century to the present; the performances include studio-produced recordings as well as live concerts."