Fromm Music Foundation - Twentieth Century Composer Series

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Fromm Music Foundation - Twentieth Century Composer Series
Nathan Rubin, Ludwig Shapero (violins) George Neikrug (cello) Leon Kirchner (piano) / The New York Concert Choir & Orchestra, Juilliard String Quartet

[ Sony Classical / 10 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020

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From January 1957 to March 1962 Columbia Masterworks in collaboration with the Fromm Music Foundation released a series of 9 highly acclaimed LPs in the Twentieth Century Composer Series with music by composers including Elliott Carter, Luigi Dallapiccola, William Denny, Leon Kirchner, Ernst Krenek, Benjamin Lees, Jerome Rosen, Ilhan Usmanbas and Ben Weber.

Sony Classical - with kind support by the Fromm Music Foundation - is now properly documenting the meritorious cooperation between Columbia Masterworks and the Fromm Music Foundation with the release of a special 9 (+1) CD boxed set, remastering the remaining 6 LPs with repertoire by Foss, Harrison, Killmayer, Kirchner, Krenek, Weber and Dallapiccola from the 2- and 3-track analogue tapes, and thus making this special repertoire available worldwide on CD.

The Fromm Music Foundation was founded by the late Paul Fromm in 1952. Since 1972, it has been located at Harvard University where it has operated in partnership with the Harvard University Music Department. Over the course of its existence, the Fromm Foundation has commissioned over 400 new compositions and their performances. The Fromm Foundation has also sponsored hundreds of new music concerts and concert series, among them Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music, American Composers Orchestra, and the Fromm Concert Series at Harvard University.


Kirchner, L: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
Nathan Rubin (violin), George Neikrug (cello), Leon Kirchner (piano)

Kirchner, L: Sonata Concertante for violin and piano

Ludwig Shapero (violin), Leon Kirchner (piano)

Killmayer: Missa Brevis

The New York Concert Choir & Orchestra

Harrison, L: Mass for Mixed Chorus, Trumpet, Harp and Strings

The New York Concert Choir & Orchestra

Lees: String Quartet No. 1

Juilliard String Quartet (string quartet)

Denny: String Quartet No. 2
Juilliard String Quartet

Rosen, J: String Quartet No. 1
The New Music String Quartet

Usmanbas: String Quartet
The New Music String Quartet

Krenek: Sestina for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble
Bethany Beardslee (soprano)

Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae, Op. 93
Bethany Beardslee (soprano)

Weber, B: Fantasia (Variations)
William Masselos (piano)

Weber, B: Concertino for flute, oboe, clarinet and string quartet, Op. 45
Julius Baker (flute), Harry Shulman (oboe), Alexander Williams (clarinet), Galimir String Quartet

Weber, B: Serenade for Strings, Op. 46
Frederick Fuller (baritone)

Dallapiccola: Liriche Greche per soprano e diversi gruppi strumentali
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Dallapiccola: Due liriche di Anacreonte
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Dallapiccola: Canti di Prigionia
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Dallapiccola: Goethe-Lieder
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Dallapiccola: Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Carter, E: Double Concerto for Harpsichord & Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras
Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord), Charles Rosen (piano)

Kirchner, L: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Ten Winds and Percussion
Tossy Spivakovsky (violin), Aldo Parisot (cello)

Carter, E: Piano Sonata
Charles Rosen (piano)

Foss: Echoi
The Group For Contemporary Music At Columbia University

Foss: Time Cycle
Grace-Lynne Martin (soprano)

Copland: Piano Sonata in G major (1920-21)
Leon Fleisher (piano)

Sessions: From my diary
Leon Fleisher (piano)

Kirchner, L: Piano Sonata
Leon Fleisher (piano)

Rorem: Three Barcarolles
Leon Fleisher (piano)