Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Arthur Berger, Boehm Quintette, Christopher Oldfather|
An Arthur Berger Retrospective
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This if wonderful music
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Arthur Berger is a very fine composer, an American Composer, so; of course, his music is little known to the general public. His music is every bit as warm and joyous as anything Copland wrote (He is an expert on Copland's music and his book on it is well worth reading). Maybe it is neglected because it is technically challenging as well as humane. The Duo for Cello and Piano is especially well played by Krosnick and Kalish, but all of the performances are unusually fine."
Go ahead, it won't kill ya!
jive rhapsodist | NYC, NY United States | 01/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Arthur Berger...he's kind of a forgotten man in American music. Not a populist like Copland, not the founder of a "school" like Sessions or Babbitt. A guy, out there for many, many years, crafting his well - crafted little gems. My favorite piece is the most recent: the 1972 Trio, with its Webernesque pitch games, its Stravinsky-esque motoric moments, its judicious use of prepared piano. I can't say I put on this disc a lot , but I can say that every time I do, I am pleased. Not a rave, you may say, but there's very little mid-century East Coast music I can say even that much about."