Dancesing in a green bay

Description: 
Voices of Change
Composers: 
David Dzubay
Performers: 
Voices of Change
Heidi Dietrich Klein
Jac Alder
Harvey Boatright
Ross Powell
Maria Schleuning
Peter Steffens
Deborah Mashburn
Jo Boatright
Bing Wang
Thomas Demer
Christine Schadeberg
Catalog Number: 
#588
Genre: 
new classical
Collection: 
chamber
string quartet
violin
solo voice
Location: 

Dallas, TX

UPC: 
726708658823
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jun 10, 2003
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

Dancesing in a green bay

One Sheet: 

Dzubay is a master of the post modern baroque. His sense of color sets him apart from most contemporary chamber music composers; more mother-of-pearl than beige. His work is filled with contrasting textures, moods, and unexpected chromatic twists. Dzubay's world marries poetry to music in subtle, rich ways. Blake, Dickinson, Sappho, Tennyson and Whitman all share space at the communal table in his piece "Singing in the Sun" whereas "Dancesing in a Green Bay" reflects the lowercase spaciousness of E.E. Cummings' poetry. This is literary music that paints watercolors on the subconscious and draws the listener in to new worlds beyond the chamber hall. 

David Dzubay has taught at Bloomington, Indiana, and the University of North Texas. His works on this CD are intelligently and artfully performed by the Southwest's premiere chamber ensemble, Voices of Change, directed by Jo Boatright. 

Reviews: 

NEW YORK TIMES

Mr. Dzubay writes in an eclectic style, which is essentially tonal, but which raids atonal techniques when they suit the work's thrust.

STAR TRIBUNE

This is foreground music. It commands attention. It's also extremely well-written. Dzubay....has a vivid imagination. He also knows how to translate his imaginings into bright, unusual orchestral sound.

NEW MUSIC CONNOISSEUR

Clever and polished...Dzubay's oeuvre is post-modernist, demonstrating harmonies that are relatively dissonant-if scalar- that aren't shy about wandering into more tonal realms...- David Cleary