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Schiffman at 80!
Gayle Seaton, soprano; Jane Perry-Camp, piano; Ah-ling Neu, viola;Aaron Boyd, violin; Richard Goldsmith, clarinet; Lisa Hansen, flute; Gary Hamme, oboe; Max Lifchitz, piano
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1-4 Duo Concertante for Violin and Clarinet (1993)
5-9 Fantasy-Suite for Viola (1980)
10-16. Blood Mountain: A Song Cycle (2007)
17-23. Seven Bagatelles for Flute and Oboe (1983)
24-27 Sonata for Piano No. 1 (1951)
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To celebrate the composer's 80th birth year, North/South Consonance presented a special program to honor Harold Schiffman on 9 March 2008 — an all-Schiffman concert in the Gilder Lehrman Hall of The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
This recording offers the compositions heard at that concert, performed by the same musicians who were heard in New York. The photographs accompanying the musicians' biographies were all taken during that concert. These musicians from the March performance gathered again in January of 2009 to make this permanent record of the music heard in New York.
One may sense in these works Schiffman's purely human "laid back" style, as if pickin' and grinnin' in the North Carolina mountain tradition on the porch of his mountain house. Even Schiffman's melodic contours are frequently reminiscent of that same Appalachian mountain tradition, as one of Schiffman's mentors, Roger Sessions, pointed out: melodies starting high, then descending. As may be suggested even within that melodic descent, not all is happy and "laid back," for one can also find in Schiffman's music a serious, even tragic, feeling reflective of a loneliness and at times coldness that can belong to the lives of those who have inhabited and do inhabit those mountains, lives not without peril. The full range of human experience is offered in the music, as in the beautiful mountains.
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