Recorded on 10/18/2005, uploaded on 01/20/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Augusta Read Thomas is professor of composition at
Northwestern University. Through May 2006, she serves as Composer-in-Residence
with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She studied with Jacob Druckman at Yale
University, and with Alan Stout and Bill Karlins at Northwestern University.
Additional studies were at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1999, she received
the Award of Merit from the President of Northwestern University.
was written for the Lincoln Trio and received its premiere May
5, 2005. It is a short jazz-like piece which the
composer indicates should be played with "Funky, asymmetrical,
sporadic jabs (think Monk, Tatum, Coltrane, or Miles...)". The commission
was made possible by a generous gift from Carol and David Shelby. Other
recent commissions for Augusta Read Thomas include Serenade for
chamber orchestra, commissioned by the Shedd Aquarium for the Seahorse Symphony
exhibit. The Lincoln Trio
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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