New digital release of Stephen Jaffe's Light Dances: Chamber Concerto No. 2
This performance of Light Dances by the Da Capo Chamber Players (Bridge Records) gives equal measure to the composition's poetry and electrifying energy. Jaffe writes: "I love to work on chamber music intensively, I love to rethink ensembles, and I love to seek new musical ground, something resembling a poetry--where listeners may discover new flights of lyrical expression and an arc of narrative: the poetry of sound and form, fused!"
Bridge Records plans to release a physical CD in 2020 containing three of Jaffe's chamber works: String Quartet No. 2, “Aeolian and Sylvan Figures” by the Borromeo Quartet; Sonata (in Four Parts) by the Kennedy Center Chamber Players (David Hardy, cello and Lambert Orkis, piano); and this recording of Light Dances (Chamber Concerto No. 2) by the Da Capo Chamber Players.
Read Robert Carl's interview with Stephen Jaffe on this new digital release of Light Dances (Chamber Concerto No. 2) to appear in Fanfare Magazine’s May 2019 Issue.
Stephen Jaffe is Mary and James H. Semans Professor of Composition at Duke, where he has taught for over thirty years, during which time his music has been performed and recorded widely around the world by musical organizations including the National Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic, San Francisco and New Jersey Symphonies, Tanglewood, Spectrum Concerts Berlin, and many others. This new recording of Light Dances (Chamber Concerto No. 2) in digital form, initiates the fourth volume in Bridge Records' series of CDs devoted to Jaffe’s music.