Claude Baker: The Glass Bead Game

Naxos: 8559642

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Claude Baker: The Glass Bead Game

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8559642
(8.559642)

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Oct 2012

Barcode:

0636943964224

Length:

66 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Claude Baker: The Glass Bead Game


Baker, C:

The Glass Bead Game

Leonard Slatkin

Awaking the Winds

Leonard Slatkin

Shadows: Four Dirge-Nocturnes

Leonard Slatkin

The Mystic Trumpeter

Hans Vonk


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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.

Claude Baker: The Glass Bead Game

I. Age of the Feuilleton: The Beginnings of Castalia

II. League of Journeyers to the East

III. The Glass Bead Game (Fantasia)

Claude Baker: Awaking the Winds

Awaking the Winds

Claude Baker: Shadows: 4 Dirge-Nocturnes

No. 1.

No. 2.

No. 3.

No. 4.

Claude Baker: The Mystic Trumpeter

The Dalliance of the Eagles

The Mystic Trumpeter

MusicWeb International

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.”

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