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The North/South Chamber Orchestra: Brightness Aloft

By Carolyn Beck

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By Carolyn Beck, Elizabeth Farnum, and The North/South Chamber Orchestra. By Christopher James, Max Lifchitz, and David Maves. Classical, Contemporary Era. Classical. CD. Naxos #N/S R 1065. Published by Naxos (NX.N-S-R-1065).

Item Number: NX.N-S-R-1065

Conducted by Max Lifchitz.

Soprano Elizabeth Farnum and bassoonist Carolyn Beck join forces with Max Lifchitz and the adventurous North/South Chamber Orchestra in superb renditions of three recently completed listener-friendly works. For the first time on record, these top-notch musicians introduce David Maves' The Captive (a setting of John Donne's Lovers' Infiniteness); Christopher James' virtuosic neo-romantic Bassoon Concerto; and Lifchitz's Brightness Aloft celebrating the gradual increase in daylight following the Winter Solstice. Active as a composer, pianist, and conductor, Max Lifchitz began his musical education in his native Mexico City under the tutelage of the Spanish composer Rodolfo Halffter. Upon moving to New York City in 1996 he attended The Juilliard School and Harvard University. His creative endeavors have been supported by grants and fellowships from the ASCAP, Ford; and Guggenheim Foundations; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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