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Acrobats: Music of David Leisner

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Acrobats: Music of David Leisner

Cavatina DuoDenis AzabagicJoshua RubinKatinka Kleijn

  • CDR 90000 096
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    • I. In the Wings (3:58)

    • Acrobats* (2002) (12:48)

      I. In the Wings (3:58)

    • II. Flashback (4:10)

    • II. Flashback (4:10)

    • III. Up in the Air (4:32)

    • III. Up in the Air (4:32)

    • El Coco (1999) (3:27)

    • El Coco (1999) (3:27)

    • Nostalgia (1985) (5:55)

    • Nostalgia (1985) (5:55)

    • 1. Tango Solitaire (4:09)

    • Dances in the Madhouse (1982) (12:13)

      1. Tango Solitaire (4:09)

    • 2. Waltz for the Old Folks (2:05)

    • 2. Waltz for the Old Folks (2:05)

    • 3. Ballad for the Lonely (3:38)

    • 3. Ballad for the Lonely (3:38)

    • 4. Samba! (2:10)

    • 4. Samba! (2:10)

    • I. Allegro giusto (3:17)

    • Trittico* (1985, rev. 2002) (12:38)
      with Katinka Kleijn, cello

      I. Allegro giusto (3:17)

    • II. Adagio sospiroso (5:11)

    • II. Adagio sospiroso (5:11)

    • III. Allegro con brio (4:02)

    • III. Allegro con brio (4:02)

    • I. Introverted (6:26)

    • Extremes* (1987) (12:30)
      with Joshua Rubin, clarinet

      I. Introverted (6:26)

    • II. Extroverted (6:01)

    • II. Extroverted (6:01)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

The assessments of David Leisner's most celebrated work, Dances in the Madhouse, could apply to all the pieces on this CD of Leisner's complete works for flute and guitar, all composed between 1982 and 2002.

The disc contains three world-premiere recordings, including the playful and haunting Acrobats; Trittico, inspired by Renaissance paintings; and Leisner's exploration of contrasting personality types, Extremes.

In addition to Dances in the Madhouse, which is fast becoming a modern classic, the disc contains El Coco (The Bogeyman), inspired by a Francisco Goya print, and the aptly-named Nostalgia.

Making its Cedille Records debut, the Cavatina Duo has received widespread praise for its imaginative performances.

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 60:08

* World Premiere Recording

Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond
Recorded: May 23-25, August 31 (Extremes), and November 18 (Trittico), 2006 at WFMT Chicago

Publishers:
Acrobats
©2006 Les Editions Doberman-Yppan
El Coco ©2000 Merion Music, Inc.*
Nostalgia ©1999 Merion Music, Inc.*
Dances in the Madhouse
©1987 Merion Music, Inc.*
Trittico
©2002 Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan
Extremes
©2002 Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan
*Theodore Presser Co., Sole Representative

©2007 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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