Arnold Rosner: Orchestral Music

Arnold Rosner: Orchestral Music

The musical language of the New York-based Arnold Rosner (1945–2013) clothes the modal harmony and rhythm of pre-Baroque polyphony in rich Romantic colours, producing a style that is instantly recognisable and immediately appealing. The piano concerto which opens this album reveals that his personality was present from the start: although it was written before he had any formal training in composition, its confidence and individuality are striking. The other works here show the range of Rosner’s music, from his fondness for Elizabethan dance and his exploration of symphonic minimalism to an identification with his Jewish roots, in a harrowing setting for speaker and orchestra of extracts from the diary of the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Peter Vinograde, piano
Peter Riegert, speaker
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Amos, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0368
EAN/UPC: 5060113443687
Release Date: 01.06.2016
Composer: Arnold Rosner
Artists: David Amos, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Riegert, Peter Vinograde

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    This is really special. I have been a fan of Arnold Rosner’s music for some years and therefore bought this CD as soon as it came out. The big “hit” here is the Second Piano Concerto, which I cannot keep off my CD player. It is full of marvellous, unforgettable music. It ought to be top of the classical charts. The other works are also very fine. I am not normally very fond of works with narrator, but From the Diaries of Adam Czerniakow is very powerful, if grim, telling the harrowing story of the Warsaw Ghetto (which I visited some years ago, so it had particular meaning). The music is strong and, as always with Rosner, memorable. I shall play this CD frequently. Please can we have some more Rosner?

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