Jeff Keesecker, bassoon
Cassatt String Quartet
Ransom Wilson, flute
Borromeo String Quartet
Mendelssohn String Quartet
Albany Records Troy513
Lawrence Dillon writes,"The three compositions on this album grew out of my increasing dissatisfaction with post-modernist techniques. Connected to so many surfaces, I found myself longing for depths. I began composing works that contained clear connections with Western musical tradition, both because of my love and respect for the greatest accomplishments of Western music and because I felt a growing number of people had lost touch with that amazing heritage. The result was a series of works that combined Western music traditions and popular idioms in nontraditional ways. Unlike the shocking disjunctions of postmodernism, however, the works on this recording aim for a seamless fusion, a common ground between genres where similarities convey specific meanings, and distinctions become irrelevant."
Composer Lawrence Dillon (b. 1959) has produced an extensive body of work, characterized by a keen sensitivity to color, a mastery of traditional forms, and what the Louisville Courier-Journal has called a "compelling, innate soulfulness." He has composed several concertos, an opera, numerous works for orchestra, choral pieces, and music for diverse chamber combinations.. His works have been performed and broadcast throughout the Americas and Europe.Program
Furies and Muses - Jeff Keesecker, bassoon, Cassatt String Quartet
Devotion - Ransom Wilson, flute, Borromeo String Quartet
Jests and Tenderness - Mendelssohn String Quartet
The disk is available at all fine CD stores, or online from Albany Records at http://www.albanyrecords.com/.
You can learn much more about Lawrence Dillon at his website - http://www.lawrencedillon.com/.