Today's recordings include works by the following composers: Alexander Goehr, born in Berlin, was the son of a conductor. His family moved to England 3 months later, and it was here that he received his musical education, furthering it later in Paris. He has taught at both Yale and the New England Conservatory of Music.
Elizabeth Lauer is a Connecticut composer. She has had her compositions recorded, and has won numerous awards. She served as composerin-residence at the Bennington Chamber Music Festival. She has been a teacher, lecturer, and program annotator. Today's piece, "A Bouquet of Bagatelles", for solo piano, is light, airy, and a delight.
Daniel Elder is a native of Athens, Georgia. He ties the genres of vocal and instrumental music together to create music both lyrical and textural. His music is rooted in impressionism, which he combines with other influences, such as Gregorian chant. Critics have called his music "deeply affecting" and "without peer.” His music has been performed extensively in America and abroad. Russ Salk will bring his collection of recordings by contemporary composers for your listening pleasure. Enjoy musical excerpts and learn a bit about selected contemporary composers. Registration is appreciated.