Beaser was brought up in a non-musical family. His father was a physician and mother was a chemist. He grew up in Newton , Massachusetts where he distinguished himself at a young age as a percussionist, composer and conductor. He made his debut with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony at Jordon Hall when he was 16, conducting the premiere of his own orchestral work, Antigone.
|Published (Last):||28 May 2007|
|PDF File Size:||12.45 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.47 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Robert Beaser presents the Mountain Songs for flute and guitar. Commissioned by Paula Robison and nominated for a Grammy award in , this music has since become a standard and enjoys constant programming and performance. Many will recognise English, Irish and Scottish ballads transplanted into a Newfoundland land.
Barbara Allen, for instance, is given a cautiously wistful patina, with discreet taps on the body of the guitar, whereas we have a vibrant and fast moving setting of House Carpenter.
One of the most successful of these eight settings is He s Gone Away. Here melancholic yearning is contrasted with faster, cocksure passages, neatly reflecting the ballad s duality. The Cuckoo sports rather more convoluted harmonies than its ballad mates a dirgeful and unsettled, unsettling setting. Finally we have as its title suggests a really ebullient piece to close in the shape of Quicksilver.
Copland, Dvorak, and Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs on Fretworks
Beaser, R. - Mountain Songs