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Gentle subtlety

Music by Henri Lazarof -
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'... a composer deserving an attentive ear.'

Henri Lazarof: Tableaux; Violin Concerto; Symphony No 2. © 2003 Naxos Rights International

Born a Bulgarian in 1932, Henri Lazarof joined the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962, three years after first settling in the USA, and soon became known for his instrumental work with pre-recorded tape, notably in some of the extended series of pieces he called Cadence.

But that gives a disproportionate picture of his creative preoccupations which are wide and highly individual. He has a deep interest in French literature (his first teaching appointment in California was in French language and literature at UCLA) and in painting, from which arose the project in the late 1980s that resulted in the major nine-movement Tableaux after Kandinsky, premièred by Garrick Ohlsson and the Seattle Symphony in January 1990 -- the principal work on this CD.

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Copyright © 17 March 2004 Patric Standford, Wakefield UK


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