Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

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As One: Paper Route | 3:53

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Christopher Herbert, baritone; Blythe Gaissert, mezzo soprano; Fry Street Quartet

 

Forage | 3:24

Movement III from Rising Tide
commissioned by the Fry Street Quartet for The Crossroads Project
Fry Street Quartet: Robert Waters and Rebecca McFaul, violins; Brad Ottesen, viola; Anne Francis Bayless, cello

 

Cadmium Yellow | 4:51

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commissioned by the Cassatt Quartet with support from the New York State Council on the Arts

 

Piano Concerto | 4:33

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Ursula Oppens, piano; St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Jeffery Meyer, Artistic Director. Jointly Commissioned by The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, with the approval of the Librarian of Congress, and The Koussevitzky Music Foundation and The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, Russia, Jeffery Meyer, Artistic Director

 

The Great Unconformity | 6:19

commissioned by Rhonda Rider for The Grand Canyon Project
Rhonda Rider, cello

 

Vukovar Trio | 14:07

for violin, cello and piano
Dedicated to the victims of ethnic cleansing. In one movement of connected but contrasting sections: A Sky Torn Asunder; The Shattering of Glass; Lost Souls; Revenge/Retreat; Death Chorale; River of Blood and Ice; Ghost Chorale; Dance of Devastation
Ensemble Pi: Airi Yoshioka, violin; Claire Bryant, cello; Idith Meshulam, piano

 

Recontre | 2:00

from Five Songs by Fauset and Grimké | 2:01
for baritone and piano
Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

 

Windswept Bluff | 1:45

an excerpt from Movement III
from Music For Artur :: suite in six movements for piano
Artur Avanesov, piano

 

Presto | 3:31

Movement I from Duo for Flute and Piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

 

Ozone | 00:50

an excerpt from Movement III from Terra Terribilis – Concerto for Three Percussionists & Orchestra
Westchester Philharmonic, Paul Lustig Dunkel, Conductor
James Preiss, James Baker, Barry Centanni, percussionists

 

Russet Landscape | 00:45

an excerpt from  Movement IV from Monotypes
Degas Quartet: James Dickenson and Tamaki Higashi, violins; Simon Ertz, viola; Philip von Maltzahn, cello

 

The Dust of Death | 1:02

an excerpt from Movement X from And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary
Mark Lamos, narrator; Fidelio Trio: Lois Martin, viola; Harry Clark, cello; Sanda Schuldmann, piano

 

Of Beasts and Fowl | 4:48

Movement III from Twilight Settings
Musicians Accord: Christine Schadeberg, soprano; Martin Agee and Dale Stuckenbruck, violin; Tina Pelikan, viola; David Runnion, cello; William A. Trigg, percussion