Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2023

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
27.01.2023

Label: Navona

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Interpret: Alex Klein & Rita Costanzi

Komponist: Michael Cohen

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  • Michael Cohen (b. 1966): Canção Pequena (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 1Cohen: Canção Pequena (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)04:15
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Rêverie, L. 68 (Arr. S. Jolles & H. Lucarelli for Oboe & Harp):
  • 2Debussy: Rêverie, L. 68 (Arr. S. Jolles & H. Lucarelli for Oboe & Harp)05:10
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): 3 Songs, Op. 7:
  • 3Fauré: 3 Songs, Op. 7: No. 1, Après un rêve (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)03:29
  • Claude Debussy: Beau Soir, L. 6 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 4Debussy: Beau Soir, L. 6 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)02:58
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 5Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)05:55
  • Michael Amorosi (1947 - 2000): Adagio (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 6Amorosi: Adagio (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)06:17
  • Gabriel Fauré: 2 Mélodies, Op. 46:
  • 7Fauré: 2 Mélodies, Op. 46: No. 2, Clair de lune (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)03:44
  • Claude Debussy: 2 Arabesques, L. 66:
  • 8Debussy: 2 Arabesques, L. 66: No. 1, Andantino con moto (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp)05:56
  • Gabriel Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 9Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78 (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)04:11
  • Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912): Meditation from Thaïs (Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 10Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs (Arr. for Oboe & Harp)05:18
  • Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946): 7 Canciones populares Españolas (Excerpts Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 11Falla: 7 Canciones populares Españolas (Excerpts Arr. for Oboe & Harp): No. 3, Asturiana02:08
  • Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992): Oblivion (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp):
  • 12Piazzolla: Oblivion (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp)04:11
  • Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 - 1999): En Aranjuez con tu Amor (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp):
  • 13Rodrigo: En Aranjuez con tu Amor (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp)10:00
  • Astor Piazzolla: Tanti anni prima (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp):
  • 14Piazzolla: Tanti anni prima (Arr. A. Klein for Oboe & Harp)05:50
  • Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares Españolas (Excerpts Arr. for Oboe & Harp):
  • 15Falla: 7 Canciones populares Españolas (Excerpts Arr. for Oboe & Harp): No. 5, Nana01:42
  • Total Runtime01:11:04

Info zu Amoroso

Few instruments are as viscerally associated with the idea of grace and beauty as the harp, and few are as apt to express a sense of yearning as the oboe. So what could possibly capture the feeling of love better than a duo composed of these two instruments? Possibly nothing, as harpist Rita Costanzi and oboist Alex Klein rivetingly demonstrate on AMOROSO, an archetypally romantic album of intimate chamber music. Well-known classics by Debussy, Fauré, Massenet, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, and Rodrigo shine in a new light, and two new, fittingly Romanticist pieces by contemporary composer Michael Cohen perfectly complete this wonderful picture.

Alex Klein, oboe
Rita Costanzi, harp




Alex Klein
One of today’s leading oboists, GRAMMY Award winner Alex Klein was Principal Oboe with the Chicago Symphony for nine years under Barenboim. Klein won top prizes at the international competitions in Geneva, Tokyo, New York, and Prague. Klein left his position at the Chicago Symphony due to Musician’s Focal Dystonia. During his convalescence, Klein dedicated his life to the advancement of young talents from Latin America and neglected communities, founding FEMUSC in 2006, and PRIMA (Program of Social Inclusion through Music and the Arts) in 2012. After sufficiently overcoming the limitations of focal dystonia, Klein successfully reauditioned for his former position and returned to the Chicago Symphony in what Chicago Magazine called “one of the greatest comebacks of classical music.” In 2017 he was named Principal Oboe Emeritus by Riccardo Muti. Today, Klein is Principal Oboe with the Calgary Philharmonic, and teaches at DePaul University in Chicago.

Rita Costanzi
Through her depth of expression as an internationally recognized harp soloist, actor, writer, and teacher, Rita Costanzi, in the words of Celtic Author, Treasa O’Driscoll, “bears the mark of the true artist whose task it is to rise above the tumult of the times. A force of truth and love in herself and a musician of exceptional accomplishment, her playing never fails to touch the souls of listeners in deep and unexpected ways.” Winner of The 2020 Hershey Felder Presents Arts Prize, Costanzi’s documentary film, Moonlight in the Bronx, captivated viewers around the world with its powerful memorial to Ludwig van Beethoven and the victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2021 Sunflower Festival hosted the World Premiere of Costanzi’s stunning Theater Piece, Woman On A Ledge, by Hershey Felder, with the support of a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts.

Michael Cohen
New York City native Michael Cohen has a diverse and expansive career as a composer. His many compositions include works for chamber ensemble, musical theater, opera, and television. He attended the High School of Music and Art and the Dalcroze School of Music, graduated cum laude from Brandeis University, and studied composition with Harold Shapero and Irving Fine.

Following his discharge from the United States Army, Cohen held positions as Music Director on the flagship of the Norwegian American line, Associate Music Director at Atlanta’s Music Under the Stars, Dance Composer and Arranger at Tamiment resort, and Music Director at Green Mansions, a venue which produced weekly live theater events. During his time at Green Mansions, Cohen hired the yet undiscovered Madeline Kahn and a long friendship developed. He composed several songs for Madeline, including Das Chicago Song, which she sang for her Broadway debut in New Faces of 1968 and later for an audition with Mel Brooks for a role in Blazing Saddles. In 1969, Cohen established the music department at Grey Advertising in New York City, and over a period of 30 years as Senior Vice President, Director of Music, produced and composed thousands of commercials, winning multiple Clio awards.

In 1981, he teamed up with librettist Linsey Abrams to write Rappacinni’s Daughter, a two-act opera based on Natheniel Hawthorne’s short story Rappacinni’s Daughter. A finalist in the New York City Opera competition, it was later developed at the Eugene O’Neill Center, and at Minnesota Opera. Cohen and writer Enid Futterman collaborated on Yours, Anne, a music-theater piece based on The Diary of Anne Frank. Yours, Anne has been performed in many U.S. cities, as well as in England, Holland, Brazil, and Japan. The success of the musical resulted in two commissioned works– the song cycle I Am Anne Frank, performed by Andrea Marcovicci and the American Symphony Orchestra for the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards at Lincoln Center, and I Remember, a chamber work which premiered at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Cohen scored and arranged A Passover Seder, a 1995 PBS television program presented by author and Nobel Laureate, Elie Weisel. He has received numerous commissions from the Concert Artists Guild, Serenata, Music Amici, the Manhattan Brass Quintet, and the trio Windsong. His composition, To Be A Child, was premiered at the Copland Heritage Society’s official opening of the Aaron Copland home to the public. Cohen has served as a board member for the Concert Artists Guild, The Center for Contemporary Opera, and The American Society for Jewish Music. He is a member of ASCAP.



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