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Rorem, Ned – “Water Music – Ideas For Orchestra – Trio” – [Desto]

Cousin Mary   4/22/2009   12-inch, A Library

Ned Rorem is a native of Indiana who celebrated his 85th birthday in 2008. Still actively composing (such as ???Our Town???, an opera that premiered in 2006), his work has been hard to categorize but can safely be called iconoclastic.

Water Music is a theme and variations that was composed in 1966 for the Oakland Youth Orchestra ??? made up of city high school students – as was Ideas for Orchestra. This old LP is a recording from that original ensemble. The New York Camerata performs the very lovely Trio.

PGM: Rorem wrote the liner notes, worth reading. Sound is so-so with quite a bit of hiss on side 2.

you heard it 18 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 1069 days ago, Tori Roman played Water Music - Theme and Variations For Orchestra
  • 3488 days ago, eveningly infinitely wipes played Water Music - Theme and Variations For Orchestra
  • 4178 days ago, Pax Humana played Ideas For Orchestra
  • 4182 days ago, Cousin Mary played Ideas For Orchestra
  • 4185 days ago, Silverhammer played Water Music - Theme and Variations For Orchestra
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Anonymous says

Shouldn't this be a JAZZ add? ~MSTiZA

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