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BAKER, C.: Glass Bead Game (The) / Awaking the Winds / Shadows / The Mystic Trumpeter (Saint Louis Symphony, Slatkin, Vonk)

BAKER, C.: Glass Bead Game (The) / Awaking the Winds / Shadows / The Mystic Trumpeter (Saint Louis Symphony, Slatkin, Vonk)

The Classical Shop
release date: October 2012

Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra


Vonk, Hans


Slatkin, Leonard


Hans Vonk

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Venue:

Powell Hall, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 66:36
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BAKER, C.: Glass Bead Game (The) / Awaking the Winds / Shadows / The Mystic Trumpeter (Saint Louis Symphony, Slatkin, Vonk)

     
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CLAUDE BAKER

     
 

The Glass Bead Game

 
1 I. Age of the Feuilleton: The Beginnings of Castalia 7:42
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
2 II. League of Journeyers to the East - 4:37
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
3 III. The Glass Bead Game (Fantasia) 10:20
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
     
4 

Awaking the Winds

13:05
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
     
 

Shadows: 4 Dirge-Nocturnes

 
5 No. 1. — 3:52
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
6 No. 2. — 6:00
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
7 No. 3. — - 4:00
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
8 No. 4. — 4:15
 Leonard Slatkin Conductor
 Slatkin, Leonard
     
 

The Mystic Trumpeter

 
9 The Dalliance of the Eagles - 1:24
 Hans Vonk Conductor
 Vonk, Hans
10 The Mystic Trumpeter 11:21
 Hans Vonk Conductor
 Vonk, Hans


Claude Baker is a much-honored composer whose music is alive with connections and inter-related ideas. The Glass Bead Game feasts on dreamlike associations and, through deliberately invoking other composers’ music, thrilling collage. Awaking the Winds is, by contrast, ‘absolute’ music, and in a resonant single-movement structure. The haiku is explored in Shadows in which parallels between written texts and music are accomplished with great refinement and poignancy. Inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry, The Mystic Trumpeter offers a commentary that includes musical quotation and deft tone-painting.
 

"...The execution of this bold, dramatic, and exceedingly challenging music is flawless, the moments of quiet and delicacy are sublimely poised, and even more to the advantage of the music, all is presented with absolute conviction. Recordings exist online of Indiana University ensembles playing this music—although The Mystic Trumpeter seems to have disappeared for now—but good as they are—and the fine Shadows is even conducted by Slatkin—none of the IU performances can match these in function or insight. The recordings themselves, the majority engineered by the late/lamented William Hoekstra, are demonstration class, and reveal little of the very quiet audiences. They should serve admirably to introduce the work of the composer to those not so fortunate, as well."

 
Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - March 2013

"Whether he is making subtle references to music of distant eras or applying his own contemporary stamp, Claude Baker has a way of drawing the listener into sonic worlds both intriguing and eloquent. The works on this disc reveal the American composer’s command of dramatic tension, metaphoric imagery and orchestral colour. The performances by the St Louis Symphony…under former music directors Leonard Slatkin and Hans Vonk brilliantly convey the spectrum of beguiling sonorities and styles built into these significant scores." 
 
Donald Rosenberg - Gramophone magazine - January 2013

"...Baker clearly relishes the sound of the orchestra; his writing often falls gratefully on the ear.The performances here are everything that could be wished ... the players clearly relish the always idiomatic music they are given to play. The recorded sound is exemplary ..."
 
Paul Corfield Godfrey - MusicWeb-International.com - January 2013



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