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Fire and Time - Works for Orchestra. © 2012 Navona Records LLC

Karen A Tarlow was formerly a member of the music faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a prolific composer predominantly of choral music. The short orchestral piece presented here, Kavanah (Remembrance), was written in 1995 and is sub-titled 'Quasi-Quodlibet', the melodies superimposed on the background being reminiscent of a Klezmer style, one of which is a traditional Yiddish song. Knowing the St Petersburg orchestra would play the piece induced the 'remembrance' of its title, though the appearance of the Dies irae is interesting. The piece is divided (like the artwork) into four linked sections representing the dragon, blossoms, the immortals, and the phoenix's call...

Copyright © 28 August 2013 Patric Standford,
Suffolk UK

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FIRE AND TIME - WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

KAREN A TARLOW

STEPHEN YIP

ALLEN BRINGS

PAUL OSTERFIELD

STEVEN BLOCK

HOWARD QUILLING

SLOVAK RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

NAVONA RECORDS

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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