JUDITH LANG ZAIMONT (b.1945): Chroma - Northern Lights, Stillness for Orchestra, Ghosts and Elegy for Strings from Symphony No. 2 "Remember Me".
Catalogue Number: 05L105
Description: These works are boldly painted in vivid orchestral colors, with a sense of direct emotional appeal. The language is broadly tonal and readily accessible, from the glowing depiction of the polar auroras in Chroma to the homages to various fellow composers, past and contemporary, in the Ghosts movement of her Second Symphony Remember Me - the issue of memory is a lifelong preoccupation of the composer's. The deeply felt Elegy is especially tonal, with a British flavor, not far from Vaughan Williams or Finzi, while Stillness is an exercise in developmental stasis with ever-changing, sometimes exotic textures. Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; Kirk Trevor.