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Aaron Jay Kernis - Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)

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Aaron Jay Kernis - Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 277 MB

Kernis is a very astute composer whose drive seems not so much that of 'startle and amaze' effect as one of creating richly colored pieces that hold reverence for the past and embrace the history of music of the 20th century. This CD contains two aspects of Kernis' gift for colorful instrumental writing. The 'Symphony in Waves' is a stunning beauty that opens to a barely audible moments, which almost suggests Debussy's 'La Mer', gradually working its way towards pulsating sounds of strings that serve as ground for delicate almost percussive and pianistic registers with waves of swelling sound, sending the winds into rapid vibrations, all leading to a loud, throbbing climax.

Aaron Jay Kernis
Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis
New York Chamber Symphony of The 92nd Street Y
with Lark Quartet
Conducted by Gerard Schwarz

Argo 436 287-2
Released 1992

String Quartet ('Musica celestis')
1. I Flowing
2. II 'Musica celestis' - Adagio
3. III Scherzo - Trio semplice - Scherzo
4. IV Quasi una danza

Symphony In Waves
5. I Continuous Wave
6. II Scherzo
7. III Still Movement
8. IV Intermezzo
9. V Finale

Aaron Jay Kernis - Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)
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Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

(3% recovery record included)