Meltzer: Brion - Sindbad - Exiles
Cygnus Ensemble, James Baker, Gregory Hesselink, Elizabeth Farnum, John Shirley-Quirk, Peabody Trio, Richard Lalli, Paul Hostetter & Sequitur
The works on this disc are representative of Harold Meltzer’s unique sensibility, profound imagination and inquisitive musical mind, quickened both by the things of the world and by a wide range of music, including the works of Franco Donatoni and the Stravinsky of Agon. Brion was praised by the 2009 Pulitzer Prize jury as ‘a graceful, sensual and contemplative experience’, the ‘inexorable emotional power’ of Two Songs from Silas Marner impressed The New York Times, The Oxford Times described Sindbad as ‘a startling and deeply interesting modern work’, while The Boston Globe declared that ‘Exiles goes immediately onto this year’s must-hear-again list.’
See the feature article on this CD in the July 2002 Edition of Fanfare Magazine.
The CD includes:
"Excursions" and "Soliloquy" for piano trio performed by the Peabody trio, "Fantasy Variations" for cello solo performed by Natasha Brofsky and
"Verticals" for solo piano, performed by Seth Knopp. Click here for a review of this recording.
Nathan Currier: "From the Grotto" available on
Includes "A Musical Banquet" for piano trio performed
by the Peabody Trio.