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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Performers: M. Dee Stewart - Bass Trumpet, Tenor Tuba, Alto Trombone, Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone
Marta Erdei - Piano

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) composed Pictures at an Exhibition in 1874 as a tribute to his friend Victor Hartmann who died a year earlier. The work represents drawings of Hartmann's that had been displayed in Moscow at a commemorative exhibition.

Pictures at an Exhibition was a showcase for the Philadelphia Orchestra for much of the twentieth century, being featured on many of the orchestra's foreign tours. It showed off the tonal tapestries of Eugene Ormandy's ensemble and enabled the orchestra to make great music in the process. As a professor at Indiana University, Mr. Stewart was often asked to demonstrate musical examples from his Philadelphia days. He performed the Bydlo solo for tenor tuba on many recitals and his arrangements for the other movements for piano and the various low brass instruments followed until he eventually began performing the whole piece.

Richard Strauss/M. Dee Stewart: Don Quixote
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Performers: M. Dee Stewart - Bass Trumpet, Tenor Tuba, Alto Trombone, Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone, Narrator
Steven Spooner - Piano


While a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra, M. Dee Stewart had the great privilege of playing the tenor tuba (euphonium) part in Don Quixote by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) on special occasions. Most of the performances were conducted by Eugene Ormandy with various well known cello soloists. After Mr. Stewart left the orchestra to teach at Indiana University, several other orchestras contracted him to play Don Quixote and other works involving the tenor tuba and bass trumpet in their ensembles. The experience of performing with different orchestras was truly quite interesting. One Don Quixote performance stands out for me. It was with the New York Philharmonic, Kurt Mazur conducting with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. Several highlights emerged from that set of concerts; Yo-Yo Ma's playing, the NY brass, the viola solos, and Mr. Stewart's position on stage (dictated by Mazur) next to the bass clarinet, etc. At any rate, Mr. Stewart came away with a renewed enthusiasm for the work
Song Tapestry
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In Song Tapestry, mezzo-soprano Patricia Stiles performs the music of David N. Baker, Thomas Beversdorf, Don Freund, Marian L. Harrison, Émile Naoumoff, Edwin Penhorwood, P. Q. Phan, and Sven-David Sandström. Although the musicians assembled here represent varied musical traditions, they share an academic and geographical connection, practicing their craft in Bloomington, Ind., as professors and instructors at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
 
 
Tracks
 
CD 1                                                              
Three Songs by Don Freund                                                                                                                                                      
1.  God's Grandeur by Geraed Manley Hopkins
2.  Sephehstis's Song to Her Child by Robert Greene
3.  I Sying of a Mayden by Anonymous
 
Hailu by Edwin Penhorwood
4.  Summer Evening  by Masaoka Shiki
5.  The Way of Zen by Matsuo Basho
6.  Clouds by Matsuo Basho
7. Coolness by Matsup Basho
8.  Onitsura's First (age8) by Onitsura
9.  Loneliness by Hasin
10. Where The Cuckoo Flies by Matsuo Basho
11. Spring by Ryota
12.  The Sudden Chillness by Yosa bUSON
13.  Maple Leaces by Shiko
14.  Bell Tones by Matsuo Basho
15. The Mushroom by Issa
16. The Cuckoo by Matsuo Basho
 
Confession by P.Q. Phan
17.  Confession I by Ho xuan Huang
18.  Floatiing Cake by Ho Xuan Huang
19.  Jackfruit by Ho Xuan Huang
20.  Confessions II by Ho Xuan Huang
21.  On Sharing a Husband by Ho Xuan Huang
22.  Confession III by Ho Xuan Huang
 
Three Song by Thomas Beversdorf
23.  For Also Then's Until by E. E. Cummings
24.  Love is a Place by E.E. Cummings
25  Chanson Innocentes II by E.E. Cummings
 
CD 2
Songs of Living and Dying by David Baker
1.  Forever by Paul Laurence Dunbar
2.  The Place Where the Rainbow Ends by P.L Dunbar
3. To a Dead Frien by P.L. Dunbar
4.  To Satch by Samuel Allen
5.  Trifle by Georgia Douglas Johnson
6.  Without Benefit of Declaration by Langston  Hughes
 
Songs by Emile Naoumoff
7.  Compagnon de silence by Paul Valery
8. Ta bonte by Emile Nerhaeren
9.  O mort! by Armand Marquiset
 
Three Songs of Love by Sven-David Sandstrom
10.  Vack mig till somns i dig by Gunnar Ekelof
11.  Hon gar med vinden I sitt har by Claes Anderson
12.  Manskaran lyser by Bertel Gripenberg
 
Songs of  Nature by Marian L. Harrison
13.  Snow by Edward Thomas
14.  The Wind by Christina Rossetti
15.  Now Silence after Petrarch by Nicholas Kilmer 
 
 
 
 
Flights of Passage
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An Indiana University Jacobs School of Music "IUMusic" production . 'Flights of Passage' features chamber a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and Jacobs School of Music faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years. Baker utilized an international team of talented Jacobs’ alumni and current students to perform and record his work: pianists Timothy Best and Peter Henderson, percussionist Chris Martin, violinists Véronique Mathieu and Stanislav Pronin, violists Sheldon Person and Daniel Stewart, and cellist Alvin Wong.  Also performing on the CD is the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, directed by chair of the Jacobs School’s composition department, David Dzubay.

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the IUMusic label release of “Flights of Passage,” a collection of chamber music written by internationally celebrated composer and faculty member Claude Baker over a period of 25 years.
A Class of 1956 Chancellor's Professor of Music, Baker utilized an international team of talented Jacobs’ alumni and current students to perform and record his work: pianists Timothy Best and Peter Henderson, percussionist Chris Martin, violinists Véronique Mathieu and Stanislav Pronin, violists Sheldon Person and Daniel Stewart, and cellist Alvin Wong.  Also performing on the CD is the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, directed by chair of the Jacobs School’s composition department, David Dzubay.

When creating the compilation, Baker drew inspiration from one of America's most beloved poets, Walt Whitman.  The disc's title piece, “Flights of Passage” for solo piano, consists of four separate movements, each using as its programmatic basis a poem from “Leaves of Grass.”

“Three Phantasy Pieces” for viola and percussion, commissioned by the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, makes reference to three well-known compositions for viola by Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Berlioz.

“Elegy” for solo violin was commissioned by Lewis Kaplan, violinist and director of the Aeolian Chamber Players.  In the liner notes for the CD, Baker writes, “Although written in memory of a very dear friend, “Elegy” can also be viewed as an homage to Béla Bartók, whose ghost haunts every page of the score.”

“Tableaux Funèbres” for piano and string quartet, commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, is dedicated to the memory of American composer Nelson Keyes.  The work provides extended musical commentary on four haiku texts of rather dark imagery.

The final piece on the CD, “Awaking the Winds” for chamber orchestra, is a composition in which Baker pursued a very different aesthetic direction from that taken in most of his compositions written before and since.  In all of the previous works on the disc, musical borrowing and stylistic allusion play significant roles.  “Awaking the Winds,” however, uses no conscious quotations whatsover, nor does it contain any extramusical or programmatic associations.

Tracks
1-4: Flights of Passage
5-7: Three Phantasy Pieces
8: Elegy for Solo Violin
9-12: Tableaux Funèbres
13: Awakening the Winds for Chamber Orchestra

“Tableaux Funèbres” for piano and string quartet, commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, is dedicated to the memory of American composer Nelson Keyes.  The work provides extended musical commentary on four haiku texts of rather dark imagery.

The final piece on the CD, “Awaking the Winds” for chamber orchestra, is a composition in which Baker pursued a very different aesthetic direction from that taken in most of his compositions written before and since.  In all of the previous works on the disc, musical borrowing and stylistic allusion play significant roles.  “Awaking the Winds,” however, uses no conscious quotations whatsover, nor does it contain any extramusical or programmatic associations.
   
 
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