Five Compositions (2009-2019)

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Catalog: BCD9543

Karchin, Louis; Jackson, Ashley; Washington Square Ensemble; Chen, Han; Jolles, Renée; Jolles, Susan; Teyssier, Alice; Jones, Sam; Kampmeier, Margaret

Composer Louis Karchin has created a substantial body of work to date, including his recent opera "Jane Eyre" (recorded for NAXOS) and more than half a dozen pieces for orchestra, and a plethora of chamber and vocal compositions. BRIDGE's second Karchin release presents five recent works composed during the past decade 2009-2019, featuring the composer's "Chamber Symphony" (2009). Over a career spanning more than four decades, composer LOUIS KARCHIN has amassed a portfolio of over 95 compositions, appeared as conductor with numerous performing ensembles, co-founded new music groups, including the Chamber Players of the League-ISCM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, the Washington Square Ensemble, and the Harvard Group for New Music, and overseen the formation of a graduate program in music composition at New York University. His works have garnered distinguished honors, including three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, four National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and Koussevitzky, Barlow, and Fromm commissions. A citation from the American Academy praised his Songs of John Keats as “a striking conception, in which the sonic properties of the poetry interact with musical material in unprecedented fusion.”

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