Fromm Music Foundation – Twentieth Century Composer Series

LEON KIRCHNER (1919-2009): Piano Trio, Sonata Concertante for Violin and Piano, Concerto for Violin, Cello, 10 Winds and Percussion, Piano Sonata, WILHELM KILLMAYER (1927-2017): Missa brevis for Chorus, LOU HARRISON (1917-2003): Mass for Chorus, Trumpet, Harp and Strings, BENJAMIN LEES (1924-2010): String Quartet No. 1, WILLIAM DENNY (1910-1980): String Quartet No. 2, JEROME ROSEN (1921-2011): String Quartet No. 1, ILHAN USMANBAS (b.1921): String Quartet, ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): Sestina for Voice and Ensemble, Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae, Op. 93, BEN WEBER (1916-1979): Fantasia for Piano, Op. 25, Concertino for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 45, Serenade for Strings, Op. 46, LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA (1904-1975): 5 Frammenti di Saffo, 2 Liriche di Anacreonte, 5 canti, Goethe Lieder, Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956, ELLIOTT CARTER (1908-2012): Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano, Piano Sonata, LUKAS FOSS (1922-2009): Echoi for 4 Soloists, Time Cycle (Chamber Version), ROGER SESSIONS (1896-1985): From My Diary for Piano, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Piano Sonata, NED ROREM (b.1923): 3 Barcarolles for Piano.

Catalogue Number: 06V067

Label: Sony Classical

Reference: 19439715642

Format: CD

Price: $47.98

Description: From January 1957 to March 1962 Columbia Masterworks in collaboration with the Fromm Music Foundation released a series of 9 highly acclaimed LPs in the Twentieth Century Composer Series. The Foundation’s mission statement: “Our program of commissioning, along with its related activities, has been guided by these simple truths: all music is modern music in its own time, and music as an art will cease to exist if a living flow of musical creation no longer reaches a concerned and interested public. Merely stating these truths serves to bring into focus the anomalous status of the composer in contemporary society. Although his creativity is the source of musical culture, the increasing imbalance between artistic and commercial values has generally denied him a recognition commensurate with the importance of his function, while simultaneously denying our society contact with music that expresses its own sensibilities.” 10 CDs. Various artists.

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