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Martian Counterpoint

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Audio CD, August 31, 2004
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David Rakowski grew up in St. Albans, Vermont playing trombone in community bands and keyboards in a rock band. His first composition was a band piece he wrote his junior year in high school, in order to win the Vermont All-State Composition Competition (he lost). The first music he heard that he really liked was Le Soleil des Eaux of Boulez and Ensembles for Synthesizer of Babbitt, on a Time-Life "Music of Today" compilation that his band director had lent him. He eventually studied composition at the New England Conservatory, at Princeton with among others, Milton Babbitt, and at Tanglewood with Luciano Berio. He has been composer-in-residence at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Guest Composer at the Wellesley Composers Conference. He has taught at Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia Universities. Currently he is Professor of Composition at Brandeis, whose faculty he joined in 1995.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sliding Scales
  2. The Third, Man
  3. Ten of a Kind (Symphony #2) Concerto
  4. Roll Your Own
  5. Twelve-Step Program
  6. Mento
  7. Cereberus
  8. Fourth of a Habit
  9. Fists of Fury

Product details

  • Performer: David Rakowski, Marilyn Nonken, Timothy Foley, Beth Wiemann, Christopher Oldfather, et al.
  • Audio CD (August 31, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Albany Records
  • ASIN: B0002NY8K8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,724 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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September 3, 2004
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