STEPHEN ALBERT (1941-1992): TreeStone for Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra (Lucy Shelton [soprano], David Gordon [tenor], New York Chamber Symphony), In Concordiam for Violin and Orchestra (Ilkka Talvi [violin], Seattle Symphony).
Catalogue Number: 04N084
Description: TreeStone (1986) is a 38-minute setting of fragments from Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake", the vocal line generally declamatory, sometimes lyrical, with a shimmering orchestral backdrop. The 17-minute concerto (1983) suggests Stravinsky as an influence in its uniting of angular dissonance with mellifluous harmonies. Gerard Schwarz (conductor). Original 1992 Delos release.