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Amram: The Chamber Music of David Amram - Live at The New York Chamber Music Festival

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David Amram -- composer, conductor, multi-instrumental virtuoso, and author -- is one of the most versatile, acclaimed, and truly unpredictable musicians America has produced. His surprising litany of achievements include the world's record for number of performances of the Brahms Horn Trio (during his military service in the 1950s), musical collaborations with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg, numerous film scores including his acclaimed music for "The Manchurian Candidate", pioneering work in promoting native American and world music, advocacy for music education and youth music programs, and a tour of Cuba in 1977 with Stan Getz and Earl "Fatha" Hines (the first visit by American musicians since the trade embargo of 1962). In 2012, the New York Chamber Music Festival presented an evening of Amram's chamber music performed by acclaimed flutist Carol Wincenc, violin virtuoso Elmira Darvarova, New York Philharmonic hornist Howard Wall, the Face the Music Ensemble, the New York Piano Quartet, and the David Amram Quartet.

Sonata for Violin and Piano Elmira Darvarova (violin),, Tomoko Kanamaru (piano)

Theme and Variations on 'Red River Valley' for flute and strings

Giants of the Night - A Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (version for flute and piano): Andante

Carol Wincenc (flute),, Hsin-Chiao Liao (piano),

Portraits,, for piano quartet

Wendy Sutter (guest cellist)

New York Piano Quartet

Blues and Variations for Monk,, for French horn

Howard Wall (horn)

Five Readings from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” for narrator(s) and jazz quartet

Ekayani Chamberlin,, Adira Amram,, Douglas Yeager (narrators) David Amram Quartet,


From MusicWeb International: “The disc includes a most entertaining,, heroic and even winsome Blues and Variations for Monk – Thelonious Monk. Howard Wall,, the soloist,, must have been looking over his metaphorical shoulder at the composer given Amram’s own mastery of the instrument. In fact he carries off the piece with every appearance of felicity. After this I would love to hear the two concertos.”

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