Mario Davidovsky

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Fanfare: Critic's Choice, Best of Year

Mario Davidovsky remains perhaps the least known of the elder generation of the New York avant-garde composers. Although he has won nearly every major award- from Pulitzer Prize to Guggenheim Fellowships- his music has rarely been recorded. In fact, this is the first full CD ever to be dedicated completely to his music. This release features three world premiere recordings: Flashbacks, the title track, scored for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion; Festino, for guitar, viola, cell and bass; and Quartetto No. 2 for oboe and string tri. Also included are Synchronsims No. 10 for guitar and tape, Romancero, a setting of ancient Spanish poetry, and String Trio. Throughout, Davidovsky's highly refined ear amazes and entertains us with rich detail.

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Mario Davidovsky

Flashbacks (1995)
flute (piccolo and alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet),
violin, violoncello, piano and percussion

Performed by The New York New Music Ensemble

Festino (1994)
guitar, viola, violoncello, contrabass

Performed by Speculum Musicae

Romancero (1983)
soprano, flute (piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), violin and violoncello

Performed by Susan Narucki, soprano and Speculum Musicae

Quartetto No. 2 (1996)
oboe, violin, viola, violoncello

Performed by Peggy Pearson, oboe; Bayla Keyes, violin;
Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rhonda Rider, violoncello

Synchronisms No. 10 (1992)
guitar and electronic sounds

Performed by David Starobin, guitar

String Trio (1982)
violin, viola, violoncello

Performed by Speculum Musicae