"The ability of advanced and elaborate composition to project a strong vein of witty inventiveness is best shown here in Time's Encomium...Wuorinen evidently relishes the technical possibilities of a medium that dispenses with live performers. As with Nancarrow's Studies for player piano, there's an element of sending-up the routines of traditional 'live' composition which adds greatly to the fun. Yet this is a substantial musical statement, not to be written off as incidental music for an unmade Tom and Jerry cartoon...there's no denying the power of the musical mind at work here, and the performances - aided by excellent remastering - will keep you listening." AW

Gramophone July 1977

 

CHARLES WUORINEN
Music of Two Decades Volume III

TIME'S ENCOMIUM, PIANO SONATA,
STRING QUARTET

Music & Arts CD 932

reissued LP recordings
from the 1960ís and 70ís

Robert Miller, piano
Fine Arts Quartet (Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, violin; Bernard Zaslav, viola; George Sopkin, cello)

Timeís Encomium (1968-69) 31:50
Piano Sonata (1969) 18:50
First String Quartet (1971) 23:44

mp3 sample of Time's Encomium

mp3 sample of First Piano Sonata

mp3 sample of First String Quartet

ADD, new two-channel mix of Timeís Encomium
Piano Sonata recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters by Jerry Bruck; String Quartet recorded by Raymond Weisling. Remastering by Audio Art, New York and Quintessential Sound, New York.
Executive Producer, Howard Stokar
Cover drawing by Arnold Roth

   

Available via Berkshire Record Outlet (click here to transfer to their site and search under WUORINEN)

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Directly from Music and Arts Programs of America (click here to transfer to their site and then search under WUORINEN)