Liviu Marinescu | Chamber Music

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Chamber Music

by Liviu Marinescu

A fascinating new album of chamber music by the Romanian composer Liviu Marinescu
Genre: Avant Garde: Classical Avant-Garde
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1. A-Gain (with Northridge New Music Ensemble)
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2. Quodlibet Sonata: I (with Ovidiu Marinescu)
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3. Quodlibet Sonata: II-III; (with Ovidiu Marinescu)
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4. Quodlibet Sonata: IV (with Ovidiu Marinescu)
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5. Über Alles (with the Northridge New Music Ensemble)
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6. Bach Variations (with Russell Peterson)
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7. Homage Collage: I (with Julia Heinen & Shari Raynor)
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8. Homage Collage: II (with Julia Heinen & Shari Raynor)
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9. Homage Collage: III (with Julia Heinen & Shari Raynor)
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10. Homage Collage: IV (with Julia Heinen & Shari Raynor)
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11. Pastiche (with Steven Thachuk)
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12. Moto Perpetuo (with Northridge New Music Ensemble)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Liviu Marinescu\'s works have received recognition in numerous festivals of new music throughout the world, and have been performed by prominent orchestras and ensembles, including the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Czech Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia, the National Chamber Radio and Music Academy orchestras in Bucharest, as well as the 20th Century Consort, North-South Consonance, and Archaeus ensembles.

His debut at the Bucharest International New Music Festival when he was 21 years old, was noted by the Parisian newspaper Le Monde de la Musique, which described one of the concerts he co-organized with other young composers and artists as being \"inventive in its evolution, content, and substance,\" and promoting an \"anti-conformist view.\" Soon after, the Bucharest newspaper Actualitatea Muzicala acknowledged that Liviu Marinescu \"not only has the intelligence and maturity expected from a modern artist, but also the ability to express himself through sounds in a convincing way.\" In the U.S., his music has been praised by numerous publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, while the critics of The Strad, Strings Magazine, and New York Concert Review recognized its \"real expressive power and attractive rhetoric,\" \"majestic assertiveness,\" and \"startling moments.\" His works have been recorded and released by Centaur and Capstone Records and published by the American Society of Composers and the Bucharest National University of Music.

This first all-Marinescu recording presents a concise portrait of the music he has written since emigrating to the United States from Romania in 1994. His music is imaginative, well organized, colorful, engaging, and often humorous. It is rarely what you expect it to be.


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Larry K.

very interesting
I got this CD a couple of weeks ago as I am collecting all kinds of new music from Romania. Pretty good stuff. Some of the pieces have various funny and smart quotations, so if you know classical and new music in general, you'll understand what the point is. The performances are very good too.

Will Gibson

excellent album
If you're looking for new music that is both smart and vibrant, check out this new Marinescu album. Bach Variations is an amazing piece. I can certainly hear the Central European avant-garde, but this is a lot more than that. It's got more of a post-modern feel, with really cool textures and some amazing sounds, especially in the Cello Sonata and A-Gain. If you're open minded, you'll definitely like it.