Robert Erickson: Auroras

New World 80682
November 2008
69:56
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

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Track Listing

Disc 1
  • 1.Night Music (1978)

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  • 2.Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1954)

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  • 3.East of the Beach (1980)
  • 4.Auroras (1982, rev. 1985)

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News & Press

February 27, 2009 — In Fanfare (31:2), I reviewed a Naxos release of chamber music by Robert Erickson (1917-1997), a California-based avant-garde composer and respected teacher. I found the music on that disc uncompelling, with the glowing exception of a late work for piano and chamber ensemble, Recent Impressions. In it, Erickson’s obsessions with sonority, Asian music, Schoenbergian Klangfarbenmelodie, and Cage-like purity came together to produce something quite individual.
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