CD-543:LUTHER–KERSHNER–ABDEL-GAWAD–LOOTEN–BERKELEY–VATE VMM 2015 Vienna Modern Masters

Distinguished Performers Series II

John Michael Luther (USA; b. 1942)

String Quartet (1990-91) 15:29

01. Allegro agitato 05:39

02. Elegy 04:02

03. Rondo: allegro non troppo 05:36

Delius String Quartet

Brian Kershner (USA; b. 1954)

Contours, Canons and Caricatures (1992) 12:37

04. Larghetto 04:16

05. Allegro deciso 03:13

06. Largo, molto sostenuto 05:02

Resounding Winds Saxophone Quartet

Riad Abdel-Gawad (Egypt/USA; b. 1965)

Funeral Ceremony at the Pyramid of Mankara (1991) 10:04

07. Sepulchral Offerings 03:22

08. Sustained, Echoed 06:37

Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Christohe Looten (France; b. 1958)

09. …Incoronata Poeta (1990) 04:53

Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Lennox Berkeley (UK; 1903-89)

10. Theme and Variations for solo violin (1950) 07:46

Michael Davis, violin

11. Toccata for violin and piano (1950) 01:51

Michael Davis, violin – Nelson Harper, piano

Nancy van  de Vate (USA/Austria; b. 1930)

Teufelstanz (1988) 15:53

12. I. Viertel = 100 02:42

13. II. Slowly 04:54

14. III. Slowly 05:39

15. IV. Viertel = 88 or faster 06:16

UNI Percussion Ensemble, Randy Hogancamp, Director

Total Time 69:09