Image

Fleeting Realms


Buy + Add To Wish List + $13.49 ($14.99)

Shipping time: In stock | Free shipping within the US
FLEETING REALMS is an inviting compilation of chamber music featuring six composers. Though the album obviously mixes different compositional voices, the different pieces share many characteristics. FLEETING REALMS is defined by a pervasive uplifting quality. Many of the album’s works feature driving rhythms and a joyfully relaxed sensibility. Even dissonance is used playfully or as a counter weight to beautiful lyricism. Such consistency in manner across six pieces by six diverse composers is obviously remarkable, and it makes FLEETING REALMS a very special musical collection. The album’s tone is set by three works: Bruce Babcock’s Irrational Exuberance, Joyce Tang’s Snowy Landscapes, and Nora Morrow’s Luca’s Dream. Each is powerful, yet gentle, and exudes a kind of musical warmth that draws the listener into the rest of the album. Irrational Exuberance, for alto saxophone, cello, and piano, is thematic and rhythmically active, and features conversational imitation between its three instruments. Although interior sections of Irrational Exuberance are more subdued, Babcock’s work is markedly hopeful and confident. Tang’s Snowy Landscapes and Morrow’s Luca’s Dream perfectly embody the subject matter of their titles. Luca’s Dream is scored for solo vibraphone, and Morrow clearly exploits its bell-like sound to emphasize the work’s overall innocence. A fantasia of sorts, Luca’s Dream moves through a series of different melodic ideas, which are united by their rhythmic energy. Beginning in a very sweet, diatonic space, Luca’s Dream becomes increasingly chromatic until its final section, which returns to the gentleness that carries through most of the work. Snowy Landscapes is more texturally active than these other two works, but is nonetheless beautiful and welcoming. Scored for piano trio, Snow Landscapes begins and ends with sections of long violin and cello melodies accompanied by a resonant piano part. In between, we hear more contrapuntal and energetic textures, which, like Irrational Exuberance, feature playful imitation between the trio’s instruments. David Maki’s Five Impromptus for Two and Craig Madden Morris’s Crosscurrents are also notable because they are the album’s most dissonant works. Nevertheless, they approach their dissonance with a warmth and playfulness that fits well with the character of the other works on FLEETING REALMS. Crosscurrents, for example, begins with dissonant solo piano, which eventually gives way to a stately and Romantic cello part whose lyricism comes to dominate the rest of the piece.
Facts
Item number NV6107
Barcode 896931004077
Release date 9/8/2017
Category Chamber Music
Label NAVONA
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Irrational Exuberance00:08:53
1 Irrational Exuberance 00:08:53 Masek, Douglas Speltz, David Thomas, Louise
Snowy Landscape00:08:00
2 Snowy Landscape 00:08:14 Mužík, Vít Kaucká, Lucie Fajkus, Jirí
Dawn00:08:00
3 Dawn 00:08:24 Norsworthy, Michael Li, Xiao'an Burke, Arielle Beilman, Daniel Bacik, Kinga
Luca's Dream00:05:00
4 Luca's Dream 00:05:21 Sharrock, Matt
5 Impromptus00:15:00
5 5 Impromptus: No. 1, — 00:02:39 Kaucká, Lucie Smutný, Martin
6 5 Impromptus: No. 2, — 00:03:39 Kaucká, Lucie Smutný, Martin
7 5 Impromptus: No. 3, — 00:01:42 Kaucká, Lucie Smutný, Martin
8 5 Impromptus: No. 4, — 00:03:53 Kaucká, Lucie Smutný, Martin
9 5 Impromptus: No. 5, — 00:02:42 Kaucká, Lucie Smutný, Martin
Crosscurrents00:11:00
10 Crosscurrents 00:11:00 Chen, Nan-Cheng Yu-Chieh Lin, Kelly
They Bore Him Barefaced on the Bier00:05:47
11 They Bore Him Barefaced on the Bier 00:06:14 Guthrie, Kathryn Ferreira, Neal Kim, Sangyoung
He Took Me by the Wrist00:13:07
12 He Took Me by the Wrist 00:13:05 Guthrie, Kathryn Kim, Sangyoung Fry, David Salsbery
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Fleeting Realms, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Pender: 88 + 12 (Music for Piano & Strings)
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Voices of Earth and Air
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Harmonius Dissonance: String Chamber Works
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Mosaic
Premonitions American Chamber Works NV5818 9/29/2009 $15.29 ($16.99)
Evans, M.J.: Flute Trio / Piano Sonatas / Variations / Flying Away / Sunshower / Merci Sophie NV5813 6/30/2009 $15.29 ($16.99)

Also Ordered

Customers also bought:
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items