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Debut CD




First Works - Where It All Began
Dust off your lederhosen and get with the program...

The arrival and technological development of the clarinet in 19th century Germany combines with the already rich tradition of art song to inspire these first extraordinary works for soprano, clarinet and piano trio led by Schubert's masterpiece Der Hirt auf dem Felsen.

Sechs deutsche Lieder, op. 103 (1837) - Louis Spohr
Drei Lieder (1843) - Gottfried Herrmann
Das Mühlrad (1857) - Conradin Kreutzer
Seit ich ihn gesehen, op. 82 (1831) - Franz Lachner
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, op. 129, D. 965 (1828) - Franz Schubert

Portraits - Musical Views of America
Return to the sounds of jazz, Appalachian folk tunes, ragtime, sophisticated NY cabaret...

These musical pearls are all portals in time. To hear them today is to experience the very moment in which they were conceived, the very essence of their time. Enjoy these snapshots of 20th century America.

Selections from Bits and Pieces - Seymour Barab
Two 2-steps - Scott Joplin
Old American Songs arr.Aaron Copland
Sonata for clarinet and piano - Leonard Bernstein
New York! A Foxtrot - Georges Auric
Rhapsody for solo clarinet - Willson Osborne
The Conceptual Wheel - Meyer Kupferman

Survival of the Fittest - Living American Composers
From the dramatic to the ethereal, see how far we've come since Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock...

Experience the beautiful music of five living American composers, all compelling storytellers, whose tales are by turns outspoken, elegant and experimental.

Though Men Call Us Free - Sharon Davis
Three Songs for Soprano and Clarinet - Marshall Bialosky
I Never Saw Another Butterfly - Thomas Oboe Lee
Six Japanese Songs - Margaret Garwood
Letters to Walt Whitman - Dinu Ghezzo

Babar, Bumblebees and Bliss - An Afternoon With Mirage
There's a bit of something for everyone...

The whole family will delight in this hilarious, exciting and theatrical program filled with wonderful stories both sung and spoken.

Two Nursery Rhymes - Arthur Bliss
Ten Miracles: A Song Cycle to Children's Poems - Lawrence Moss
Four Folk Song Upsettings - PDQ Bach
The Story of Babar, the little elephant - Francis Poulenc
The Flight of the Bumblebee - Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The Enchanting Sounds of Spring
Two birds, some sheep and a hurdy-gurdy...

From Mozart's signature laughter to the joyful dances of the Auvergne, celebrate spring with this lyrical, charming and impressively virtuosic selection of musical gems.

Le Printemps from Cantates Françoises, op. 5 (1724) - J. Bodin de Boismortier
Three Songs of Innocence (1957) - Arnold Cooke
Schon lacht der holde Frühling, KV 580 (1789) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chants d'Auvergne: Bourrées (1924) - Marie-Joseph Canteloube