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Chaya Chernowin: Wintersongs

Kai Wessel, Jeffrey Gavett, International Contemporary Ensemble, Steven Schick

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Wintersong V "Forgotten Light"
Chaya Czernowin; Kai Wessel; Jeffrey Gavett; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
5 Action Sketches  
No. 1, Breathe
Chaya Czernowin; Kai Wessel; Jeffrey Gavett; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
Wintersong IV "Wounds/Mistletoe"
Chaya Czernowin; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
No. 2, So Narrow
Chaya Czernowin; Kai Wessel; Jeffrey Gavett
No. 4, Sliver
Chaya Czernowin; Kai Wessel; Jeffrey Gavett; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
Wintersong II "Stones"
Chaya Czernowin; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
No. 5, Sand
Chaya Czernowin; Kai Wessel; Jeffrey Gavett; International Contemporary Ensemble; Steven Schick
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:04
“The International Contemporary Ensemble’s ideal performances of the second (“Stones,” 2003), fourth (“Wounds/Mistletoe,” 2013), and fifth “Wintersongs” — interspersed with another work, the fragmentary “Five action sketches” (2014) — under the conductor Steven Schick, and with the brilliantly agile singers Kai Wessel and Jeffrey Gavett, left me eager to grapple with the complete set… this daunting, primal music draws you into its own world, suggesting it holds secrets despite its teeming chaos, secrets you fear will reveal themselves only on another listen.”
- The New York Times

Chaya Chernowin: Wintersongs presents the Israeli composer’s etherial and unnerving Wintersong V, IV and II and her 5 Action Sketches, as performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, one of the foremost new-music groups in the US today.
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