Monday, February 22, 2021

Cedille Records: Michael Abels: "Global Warming"; David Baker: "Cello Concerto"; William Banfield: "Essay for Orchestra"; Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Generations"

African Heritage Symphonic Series - Volume III
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, Conductor
with Katinka Kleijn, cello
Cedille 90000 066 (2002)

Album of the Week

"The Chicago Sinfonietta’s amazingly assured performances of this wildly diverse assortment enjoy perfectly balanced, warmly focused recorded sound. This is a very satisfyingly executed project that makes its points in the only way that ultimately matters: by offering excellent interpretations of interesting, thoughtful, and enjoyable music."

Michael Abels (b. 1962): Global Warming (1990) (8:18)

David Baker (b. 1931): Cello Concerto (1975) (1956)
Katinka Kleijn, Cello Soloist

William Banfield (b. 1961): Essay for Orchestra (1994) (10:33)

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004): Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 for Strings (1996) (19:31)


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