#141 Musical Chiaroscuro

Literally “light-dark,” chiaroscuro in art is the creation of depth through the play of light and shadow.  This artistic technique has inspired legions of composers to try and create the same contrasts in music through timbral shadings and instrumental colors.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

Jacob Druckman: Chiaroscuro (excerpt)
Juilliard Orchestra/Foss
New World 80381
1:04

Steven Block: Shadows
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Robert Stankovsky
Navona 5871
8:38

Colin Brumby: Chiaroscuro, III
Perihelion
Jade 1058
5:38

Huck Hodge: Pools of Shadow from an Older Sky, II. Ave Maris Stella
Huck Hodge, piano and computer
New World 80758
4:25

John Corigliano: Chiaroscuro, I & II
Jerome Lowenthan & Ursula Oppens, pianos
Cedille 123
6:24

Richard Lavenda: Chiaroscuro
Matthew Strauss, vibraphone; Leone Buyse, alto flute; Benjamin Kamins,
bassoon; Timothy Pitts, double bass
Ravello 7881
10:42

Laura Schwendinger: Chiaroscuro Azzurro, III
Madison Sinfonietta/Nicole Paiement; Curtis Macomber, v.
Centaur 3098
11:56

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