Excellent Representation / Interpretation of Allen Anderson'
Diane E. Declue | 08/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aleck Karis does a wonderful job of interpretation on the two pieces (Solfeggietti & Drawn From Life) he performes on (piano). The string quartet performance is superb as well _ Judith Eissenberg, Rhonda Rider, Lydian String Quartet, Mary Ruth Ray ~ conducted by Daniel Stepner ~ Well worth having in any respectable modern classical collection.
some background on Allen Anderson --
Allen Anderson (Associate Professor) received a Bachelor of Music (1973) from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters of Arts (1977) and Doctor of Philosophy (1984) in Theory and Composition from Brandeis University. A composer and Head of the Composition Area, he teaches composition, counterpoint and 20th Century music to undergraduates, along with theory and analysis courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Current composition projects include a piece for two pianos, a choral work on a fragment of Schoenberg's, and a piece for gamelan and two electric guitars.
Mr. Anderson joined the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. Before that he taught at Columbia University, Wellesley College and Brandeis University. He received the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at UNC in 1999 and is a Fellow of the Institute for Arts and Humanities.
Mr. Anderson has composed works for Speculum Musicae, the Empyrean Ensemble, the UNC Chamber Singers, Aleck Karis and Daniel Stepner among others. His work has been acknowledged with awards or commissions from the Guggenheim, Fromm and Koussevitsky foundations, Chamber Music America, BMI and League of Composers/ISCM (both the National and Boston chapters). His music is published by C. F. Peters, Margun Music and APNM, and is available on recordings from the CRI label."