Voice of the Coelacanth-Music of William Bergsma[CD]
~ BERGSMA / REDFIELD / LUCAS / EVENSON / CIRALDO
The academic and composer of international acclaim William Bergsma (1921-94) is known for his opera, the Wife of Martin Guerre, works for full orchestra, string quartets, a woodwind quintet, Tangents for Piano, and other works for voice, chorus, and band. He founded the University of Washington Contemporary Group in the mid-1960s. In musical style, he has been characterized as a composer who "never deserted tonality". Deserving rediscovery, this Centaur release features two works for solo piano and the title work, for piano, horn and violin.
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