- Susan Greenberg, flute
- Delores Stevens, piano
- JoAnn Turovsky, harp
- Roger Wilkie, violin
- Rene Mandel, violin
- Paul Coletti, viola
- Peter Stumpf, cello
For over twenty years, Chamber Music Palisades organization, an ensemble based on the west side of Los Angeles, has been performing chamber music to sold out crowds and critical acclaim. Headed by co-artistic directors Susan Greenberg and Delores Stevens, the group draws upon the wealth of musical talent in the southern California area to augment their core group for their annual concert season. The group specializes in challenging repertoire, classical favorites and has even commissioned a number of new works.
My association with the principals of this ensemble goes back to my earliest days of music school in the mid-seventies when I took ear-training with Susan and continued when Delores and I were both faculty members at the California State University, Dominguez Hills. I was very pleased to get involved in this project because of the wonderful musicians, the compelling repertoire and because it was our first classical production that was shot in HD-Video. This Blu-ray disc captures both the music [and is presented in lossless Dolby TrueHD] and video in high definition.
The Shostakovich is an expansive and intensely emotional piano quintet that encompasses the full range of compositional techniques including a fugue. The Debussy, a late work from the French master impressionist composer, projects a much lighter tone. The delicate interplay between instrumentalists and the wide variety of textures and colors makes this trio a wonderful companion to the large Russian work. Joined with these masterworks is a new work from Jane Brockman, a transplanted east coast composer currently living and working in Los Angeles.
This disc is also available as a Blu-ray disc with HD-Video. AIX Records’ premium DVD-Audio/Video discs have two sides. The first side in an interactive DVD-Video disc and the other side is a DVD-Audio disc [which requires a DVD-Audio capable machine to play it back].
The sound of this recording brings the players of Chamber Music Palisades into YOUR listening space. The HD-Audio surround mixes immerse you in the musical interplay with full range frequency response and dynamics.
- Shostakovich – Quintet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola & Cello
- Prelude –
- Fugue –
- Scherzo –
- Intermezzo and Finale –
Debussy – Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp
- Pastorale –
- Interlude –
- Final –
Brockman – Feast of Fives / Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
- Feast of Fives –