JAMES COHN (b.1928): A Grecian Festival for Chamber Ensemble (Laurel Ensemble), Oboe Sonata (Winnie Lai [oboe], Emi Kagawa [piano]), Violin Sonata (Eric Grossman [violin], Vladimir Valjarevic [piano]), Viola Sonata (Amade Azikiwe [viola], Lori Piitz [piano]), Piano Trio No. 2 (Eric Grossman [violin], Gerald Kagan [cello], Susan Kagan [piano]), Arkansas Reel for Wind Quintet (Quintet of the Americas), 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet (Hideaki Aomori), Baroque Suite for Solo Flute (Kenneth Chia).
Catalogue Number: 02N070
Label: MSR Classics
Reference: MS 1285
Description: Although he's written eight symphonies and other large-scale works, none of these pieces, all of them either commissions or dedications to particular performers, is longer than 15 minutes and no movement as long as five. In bright, neo-classical and neo-romantic style, you'll find everything from Greek folk music, Jewish music and American folk tunes to neo-baroque stylization, jazz and blues.