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Symphony in Waves

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Symphony in Waves

Carlos KalmarGrant Park Orchestra

  • CDR 90000 105

Cedille Selects tracks are designed to provide a representative overview of the album

    • Newly Drawn Sky (2005)* (17:51)

    • AARON JAY KERNIS (b. 1960)

      Newly Drawn Sky (2005)* (17:51)

    • Too Hot Toccata (1996)* (5:53)

    • Too Hot Toccata (1996)* (5:53)

    • I. Continuous Wave (10:08)

    • Symphony in Waves (1989) (39:54)

      I. Continuous Wave (10:08)

    • II. Scherzo (4:16)

    • II. Scherzo (4:16)

    • III. Still Movement (15:58)

    • III. Still Movement (15:58)

    • IV. Intermezzo (2:10)

    • IV. Intermezzo (2:10)

    • V. Finale (7:09)

    • V. Finale (7:09)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

This offering from Carlos Kalmar and the acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra includes the first full-scale orchestral recording of Kernis's Symphony in Waves (1989). Waveforms -- wind and water, sound and light -- are the undercurrents of this enchanting 40-minute spectacular of unusual sonorities and orchestral effects. The New York Times called it "remarkable," the product of the composer's "fearless originality and powerful voice."

The CD also includes world-premiere recordings of Kernis's soaring soundscape, Newly Drawn Sky (2005), and the hyper-energetic virtuoso orchestral showpiece Too Hot Toccata (1996).

It's all captured in audiophile sound by Cedille Records, whose previous recordings of maestro Kalmar with the Grant Park and Chicago Symphony orchestras have been nominated for Grammy Awards in the "Best Engineered Classical Album" category.

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 64:00

*World Premiere Recording(s)

Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineers: Chris Willis, Bill Maylone (Symphony in Waves); Eric Arunas, Bill Maylone (Newly Drawn Sky, Too Hot Toccata)
Digital Editing: Bill Maylone
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond
Cover Photo: Detail of the BP Pedestrian Bridge in Millennium Park, Chicago © Tom Van Eynde
Recorded in concert in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, August 4 & 5, 2006 (Symphony in Waves), and at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millenium Park, Chicago, June 29 & 30, 2007 (Newly Drawn Sky, Too Hot Toccata)
AJK Music ©2005 (Newly Drawn Sky)
Associated Music Publishers, Inc. ©1996 (Too Hot Toccata)
©1989 (Symphony in Waves)

© 2008 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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