STEVEN BURKE: "Spring Fever" for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (2001)



Don Mokrynski, clarinet; Kurt Briggs, violin; Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano

from Albany TROY1693

Cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a composer who “has that rarest of inventive gifts, a personal voice,” Steven Burke is being recognized as one of the leading voices of his generation. His music has won praise for its emotional power and mastery. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence, the University of Wisconsin, Yale and Cornell, his teachers included Chester Bicardi, Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman, Lukas Foss, Roberto Sierra, and Steven Stucky. The recipient of numerous awards, Burke’s music has been performed by ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the New Millennium Ensemble. This recording of his chamber music is performed by the di.vi.sion piano trio, an ensemble formed in 2001. The ensemble is committed to programming current music and regularly commissions new works. Their previous recording on Albany Records featured the music of Merrill Clark.

Contents:

Steven Burke, composer
In Time’s Wake for Cello and Piano
Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano

Steven Burke, composer
Spring Fever for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Don Mokrynski, clarinet; Kurt Briggs, violin; Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano

Steven Burke, composer
Fusion for Violin and Piano
Kurt Briggs, violin; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano

Steven Burke, composer
Dream Forms for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Kurt Briggs, violin; Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano

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