20 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For this inventive record, David Aaron Carpenter and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra re-envisioned three “seasons” compositions as works for viola and chamber orchestra. Alexey Shor’s 2013 Four Seasons of Manhattan sounds at the same time romantic and modern, combining the gestures of Brahms’ opulent string sextets with the distinctiveness and dynamism of neoclassicism. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons receives an interpretation of shocking clarity and balance, situating the orchestra as a major force in contemporary performance. Carpenter plays with fiery sophistication in the Allegro non molto of “Winter,” the warmth of his viola infusing the work with a fresh sensibility.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For this inventive record, David Aaron Carpenter and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra re-envisioned three “seasons” compositions as works for viola and chamber orchestra. Alexey Shor’s 2013 Four Seasons of Manhattan sounds at the same time romantic and modern, combining the gestures of Brahms’ opulent string sextets with the distinctiveness and dynamism of neoclassicism. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons receives an interpretation of shocking clarity and balance, situating the orchestra as a major force in contemporary performance. Carpenter plays with fiery sophistication in the Allegro non molto of “Winter,” the warmth of his viola infusing the work with a fresh sensibility.

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