#134 Robert Kritz

Composer Robert Kritz spent many years working in the corporate world by day and busily composing music into the wee hours of the night. A decision several years ago to show some of his pieces to professional composers was the occasion of great excitement and led to a flurry of public performances and commissions.

We’ll talk with Kritz about his unusual career path as a composer and feature live performances of several of his pieces by the musicians who support his work.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

Robert Kritz: “When I Was a Green Girl” (from Songs of Later Love)
“You Are Not Really Mine” (from Songs of Later Love)
“The Tender Glance” (from Songs of Young Love)

Amy Conn, soprano; Diana Schmück, piano

Robert Kritz: Diaspora Dances
Nigeria: “Ile Labo Simi Oko” – Moderato, with an easy, swinging feel
Egypt: “Bint As Shalabiyeh” – Andante – with zest and passion

Daedalus Duo: Bonnie Campbell, clarinet; Diana Schmück, piano

Robert Kritz: Concerto for Saxophone and Strings, II. Blue (excerpt)
Warsaw Radio Symphony/Tadeusz Wicherek conductor; David Pituch, saxophone

Robert Kritz: Blue Reflections for Saxophone and Piano
David Pituch, saxophone; Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio, piano

Robert Kritz: Connections, II & III
Orion Ensemble: Kathryn Pirtle, clarinet; Judy Stone, cello; Diana
Schmück, piano

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