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Recorderist Pete Rose

by Pete Rose

Contemporary champion of the recorder, Pete Rose,is an amazing microtonalist virtuoso and composer, playing Berio (Italy), Hirose (Japan), Coltrane (USA), Thorn (Australia), and Lavista (Mexico).
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. SNSI: Pete Rose
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3:32 album only
2. Meditation: Ryohei Hirose
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10:17 album only
3. Medley: Signals/Limits: Rose
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5:52 album only
4. Gesti: Luciano Berio
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5:31 album only
5. Ofrenda: Mario Lavista
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10:00 album only
6. Right-hand Pentachord Variations: Rose
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5:52 album only
7. Bessie's Blues: John Coltrane
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4:22 album only
8. Cartoons-Fuera del Drajnahe: Rose
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1:16 album only
9. Cartoons-Talking Heads: Rose
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1:04 album only
10. Cartoons-van Eyck's Final Variation: Rose
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11. Voice of the Crocodile: Benjamin Thorn
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5:35 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Once considered to be a squeaky little pre-band instrument and the sole province of third grade children (it is still tainted by that image, to an extent), the lowly recorder is becoming more and more recognized as being both powerful and versatile. After a century and a half of extinction, it was initially revived in the early 20th century for the performance of historical music. But such an instrument must also function in the contemporary world to be truly a part of it. Due to the efforts of many recorder players and composers around the world, the recorder has now been established as an expressive tool for the interpretation and spontaneous creation of modern music.

This CD contains a superb sampling of recorder works from Japan, Italy, Mexico and Australia. Interspersed among these compositions are my own quirky improvisations, and Coltrane. All of this music was recorded at American Festival of Microtonal Music concerts in New York City. Since appearing on the very first AFMM concert, I have always found a home there for even my most extremely explorative efforts.

I hope this CD will serve as a testament to the recorder's expressive potential

Pete Rose



The American Festival of Microtonal Music is privileged to present recorderist Pete Rose in the first CD devoted to his playing. Indeed, he is the only performer on the album. At the artist's request, the liner notes are not detailed so as to allow the music to speak for itself. The recording speaks reams.

Johnny Reinhard



All recordings "live" from AFMM concerts
Recording Engineer: Norman Greenspan
Edited/Mastered by Joe Gauci
CD Cover Artist: Orlanda Brugnola
Type Design: Dolores Cotton and V9 Digital

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF MICROTONAL MUSIC © 2004

Johnny Reinhard, Director, AFMM
318 East 70th Street, Suite #5-FW
New York, New York 10021 USA

Support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Maldeb Foundation


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Philip Corner


Great! as was to be expected.

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Creeping out from under the shadow of its reputation as "a squeaky little pre-band instrument of third grade children" the recorder is finally claiming its place as a worthy, expressive and versatile instrument, largely due to the revival of early music of the Renaissance. But Pete Rose takes that potential many steps further, calling himself a "contemporary champion of the recorder" and truly living up to that title, pushing both the technical and stylistic boundaries. In this striking, 11-track album, the microtonalist virtuoso and composer showcases an international mix of contemporary composers, including Berio, Hirose, Coltrane, Thorn, and Lavista as well as Rose's own improvisations. His album, without a doubt, is one that pushes the horizons further and further and will hopefully cause a stir from both critics and supporters. The contemporary classical world needs more collections like this one. Bravo!