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When the Air Moves is described as a short orchestral essay, also dated 2003, which rises from its quiet opening to an interaction of rhythmic games, only to fold itself away into a still distance.

The third work on this disc dates from 1986 -- a symphony for strings entitled And Five Quartets, in which string quartets are distributed around the performance area and given brittle rhythmic tasks that make exciting contrapuntal conflicts [listen -- track 6, 0:00-1:15]. It is worth a visit to the website (www.classicalcds.net, then click Soundspells) to review the thirty or more CDs of his music currently available. He was a fine teacher, wonderful jazz clarinettist and painter, and above all rightly described by all who are familiar with his work as a prodigious composer.

Copyright © 15 June 2005 Patric Standford, Wakefield UK

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Meyer Kupferman Orchestral Music Volume XVII

CD136 DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE 62'27" 2004 Soundspells Productions

Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Paul Freeman, conductor

Meyer Kupferman (1926-2003): Invisible Borders (2003); When the air moves ... (2003); And Five Quartets (Symphony for Strings) (1986)

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MEYER KUPFERMAN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC VOLUME 15

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