Wuorinen's *Metagong*



Fiscal Year:2014


Composer:Charles Wuorinen

Date:6 May 2014

Performer:New York New Music Ensemble

Label:Albany Records

RSF supported this recording project.

Albany Records announced the latest release in the Charles Wuorinen Series: Metagong which includes the world premiere recording of two major chamber works from 2008, Metagong for two pianos and two percussion; Trio for Flute, Bass Cet, and larinPiano, plus new recordings of two Wuorinen classics: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1988) and Janissary Music (1966) for solo percussion, performed by several of the finest Wuorinen specialists, the New York New Music Ensemble, violinist Mark Steinberg, pianist Alan Feinberg and newcomer George Nickson.

As Frank J. Oteri writes in his program notes:

“At this point in his career, his chamber music output must now be one of the most extensive ever created by an American composer.”