Formed by the conductor Robert de Cormier
in 2000, the chamber vocal ensemble Counterpoint
has been an advocate of modern composers since its inception. We hear a sample from their album Counterpoint Premieres
, with Paul Alan Levi
's jazz-infused memorial to poet Bert Chernow, "Bye, Bye Toots." Also, mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter
takes a swing at Kurt Weill, and the New York Chamber Symphony
essays Howard Hanson's impressionistic Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings.
Also Featured Tonight:
Anna Priscilla Risher / Mazurka Brillante
Olivier Messiaen / Fanatasie
John Adams / "Naive and Sentimental Music"
Charles Gounod / Symphony in B-flat, "Petite"
Igor Stravinsky / Symphony in C
Peteris Vasks / Messages
Aram Khachaturian / Violin Concerto in D
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