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I was like wow

CD

I was like wow : contemporary music for bassoon / Lorelei Dowling, bassoon.

  • Published by TYXart — 2016 [TXA16081] — 1 CD (75 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2819 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Afterwards (2012) for bassoon with piano
Recorded/performed at: Studio 227, ABC Sydney, on Aug 13.
Elena Kats-Chernin Lorelei Dowling, Elena Kats-Chernin 4 mins, 12 sec.
Faded curtains (2010) for bassoon and piano
Recorded/performed at: Studio 227, ABC Sydney, on Aug 13.
Elena Kats-Chernin Lorelei Dowling, Elena Kats-Chernin 3 mins, 2 sec.
Nonchalance (2004) for bassoon and piano
Recorded/performed at: Studio 227, ABC Sydney, on Aug 13.
Elena Kats-Chernin Lorelei Dowling, Elena Kats-Chernin 6 mins, 4 sec.
Peggy's minute rag (2004) for bassoon and piano
Recorded/performed at: Studio 227, ABC Sydney, on Aug 13.
Elena Kats-Chernin Lorelei Dowling, Elena Kats-Chernin 1 mins
Slicked back tango (2002) for bassoon with piano
Recorded/performed at: Studio 227, ABC Sydney, on Aug 13.
Elena Kats-Chernin Lorelei Dowling, Elena Kats-Chernin 1 mins, 34 sec.

Also includes: Celluloid / Johannes Maria Staud -- Blaues fragment / Pierluigi Billone -- I was like wow / Jacob TV -- Concerto for bassoon and low strings / Sofia Gubaidulina.

Product details

"This CD 'I was like WOW' came about because I wanted to showcase my life in music through a palette of bassoon colours. The pieces reflect where I have come from, and where I am now. I want to take the listener on a voyage, from lyrical to challenging music."
Enjoy the journey! Lorelei Dowling

Feeling it was time to introduce the world to a cross section of contemporary bassoon works, her CD, 'I was like WOW' has been compiled from studio and live recordings.
Starting with five pieces from her great friend, composer and pianist, Elena Kats-Chernin, the work represents the natural surroundings and light heartedness from Lorelei's place of birth, Australia.
'Celluloid' for solo bassoon, a highly virtuosic work, composed by Johannes Marie Staud, incorporates the gamut of contemporary techniques with melodic ideas. Extremely wild with a juxtaposing and mesmerizing multiphonic section, this solo piece is like bassoon on steroids.
Another great friend, composer, Pierluigi Billone, has dedicated many pieces to Lorelei. 'Blaues Fragment' is a wonderful example of his atmospheric and ethereal style.
As a contemporary artist, Dowling felt she must make a political statement. Jacob TV's 'I was like WOW', is a piece she arranged for bassoon from the original trombone part. The CD accompaniment is based on interviews with two US soldiers who returned severely wounded from the Iraq war in 2003. The piece is a powerful, emotional statement for both listener and performer.
The monumental work by a composer greatly admired by Lorelei, Sofia Gubaidulina, finalises the spectrum. Recorded in concert by the Austrian National Radio (ORF) to a full house in the Mozart Saal, Konzerthaus Wien, 'Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings', performed with Dowling's colleagues from Klangforum Wien was a highlight of the soloist's career.

Duration: 75 min.

Released in the Chromart Classics series.

Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes about performer.


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