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Roadshow: Music of Carl Schimmel


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Carl Schimmel's music possesses a Haydesque structural sensibility augmented with a playful sense of humor. His wonderful ability to communicate semantic meaning from moment to moment gives his scores an engaging narrative, and his penchant fo rminiatures fits perfectly wit hhis colorful depiction of different characters. He is influenced deeply by literature and a background in mathematics. Both of Schimmel's "Roadshow" pieces are written for his children, one for his son Otto and the other for his daughter Thora. Schimmel was inspired by the hit PBS show "Antiques Roadshow," and each miniature movement is a musical imagining of how his children might play with toys he saw featured on thes how. The first track of the recording, "Silver Atom Ray Gun" from Roadshow for Otto, with its bravura opening and maudlin asides, encapsulates Schimmel's occasionally cartoonish presentation. The opening movement Four Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha" sets poetry by James Tate, an American poet whose surrealist imagery veered toward the absurd later in his career. Schimmel's style of setting the text here verges closer to recitative than lieder, and an attentive listener might hear references to Debussy in the final movement. The six movements of his String Quartet No. 2 are inspired by cubist paintings that Schimmel then incorporates as characters in the piece (the paintings are y Braque, Picasso, Gleizes, Gris, Metzinger and Leger). Like a cubist painting, the piece's six portrait movements form six sides of the same complex entity, perhaps even facets of a single personality. The final work on the recording, The Pismirist's Congeries, returns to something of the light character of the "Roadshow" pair. A "pismirist" is someone who collects small, insignificant things, and each movement of this work is named after a different keepsake, such as "orrery" (a clockwork model of the solar system) or "zufalo" (a small flute used to train songbirds). This collection, Schimmel's debut full length release, shows the composer at his best, writing intricate, expressive music that balances wit and pathos.
Facts
Item number FCR167
Barcode 600116686725
Release date 2/10/2017
Category Chamber Music
Label NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Roadshow for Otto00:09:00
1 Roadshow for Otto: I. The Silver Atom Ray Gun 00:01:03 Beck, Steven de Guise-Langlois, Romie Sopp, Alex Kudo, Sumire
2 Roadshow for Otto: II. The Clown Mandeville 00:02:38 Beck, Steven de Guise-Langlois, Romie Sopp, Alex Kudo, Sumire
3 Roadshow for Otto: III. Pedaling the Spirit of Ame 00:01:37 Beck, Steven de Guise-Langlois, Romie Sopp, Alex Kudo, Sumire
4 Roadshow for Otto: IV. Camel and Monkey 00:02:09 Beck, Steven de Guise-Langlois, Romie Sopp, Alex Kudo, Sumire
5 Roadshow for Otto: V. The Revolving Flashing Robot 00:01:35 Beck, Steven de Guise-Langlois, Romie Sopp, Alex Kudo, Sumire
Roadshow for Thora00:11:00
6 Roadshow for Thora: I. The Yes No Bear 00:02:16 Soli Chamber Ensemble
7 Roadshow for Thora: II. The Ives Trotter 00:01:48 Soli Chamber Ensemble
8 Roadshow for Thora: III. The Clown Magician 00:02:08 Soli Chamber Ensemble
9 Roadshow for Thora: IV. Pulling the Pink Pig 00:02:40 Soli Chamber Ensemble
10 Roadshow for Thora: V. The Humpty Dumpty Circus Ba 00:02:15 Soli Chamber Ensemble
4 Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha"00:13:00
11 4 Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha": I. Jim's Al 00:03:17 Shelton, Lucy Da Capo Chamber Players
12 4 Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha": II. The Pla 00:03:50 Shelton, Lucy Da Capo Chamber Players
13 4 Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha": III. The Sl 00:01:27 Shelton, Lucy Da Capo Chamber Players
14 4 Nocturnes from "The Oblivion Ha-Ha": IV. Coda 00:04:01 Shelton, Lucy Da Capo Chamber Players
String Quartet No. 2, "Six Faces"00:17:00
15 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Prelude 00:02:19 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
16 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": I. Girl with Cro 00:02:30 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
17 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Interlude I 00:00:48 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
18 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": II. Man with Pip 00:01:47 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
19 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Interlude II 00:00:21 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
20 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": III. Woman with 00:02:29 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
21 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Intermezzo 00:01:53 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
22 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": IV. Woman with M 00:01:01 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
23 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Interlude III 00:00:52 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
24 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": V. Woman with Fa 00:01:20 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
25 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": VI. Man with Can 00:01:03 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
26 String Quartet No. 2 "Six Faces": Epilogue 00:00:39 Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
The Pismirist's Congeries00:12:00
27 The Pismirist's Congeries: I. Gonfanon 00:01:22 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
28 The Pismirist's Congeries: II. Orrery 00:02:37 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
29 The Pismirist's Congeries: III. Anacampserote 00:02:20 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
30 The Pismirist's Congeries: IV. Zufolo 00:01:01 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
31 The Pismirist's Congeries: V. Chirogymnast 00:00:45 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
32 The Pismirist's Congeries: VI. Pilliwinks 00:00:34 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
33 The Pismirist's Congeries: VII. Thymiaterion 00:01:36 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
34 The Pismirist's Congeries: VIII. Daedalum 00:00:47 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
35 The Pismirist's Congeries: IX. Smalti 00:01:27 Beck, Steven Sopp, Alex Roffman, Sharon Law, Wendy
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