Harris: A Warm Day In Winter
Label: NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS
Goldman, Aaron; Harris, Truman; Cigan, Paul; Heineman, Susan; Weinreb, Alice Kogan; Bean, Carole; Alimena, Sylvia; Andrist, Audrey; Eclipse Chamber Orchestra; Barrick, Leah Arsenault; Stovall, Nicholas; Wilson, Steven; Ohlson, Laurel Bennert
The chamber music of contemporary American composer Truman Harris is informed by his experience as an orchestral musician; it is idiomatic, exciting, and frequently cast for unusual combinations of instruments. One such example is the unique Sonata for Two Bassoons and Piano, flavored with jazz, romance, and waltz-like elegance. Rosemoore Suite is a captivating ‘story without words’ moving from nostalgia to vitality, and the two Concertinos explore rich lyricism and playful virtuosity. Vibrant colors and a sense of vivid fantasy suffuse the radiant Aulos Triptych. The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra is well-known for its exceptional performances and diverse repertoire. Founded in 1992, and comprised of 22 members of the world-renowned National Symphony Orchestra, the membership also represents a convergence of instrumentalists from chamber ensembles based in Washington, DC, including the American Chamber Players, the Capitol Woodwind Quintet, and the Chamber Soloists of Washington.