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Aaron Jay Kernis - Three Flavors (2015)  

Posted by Piterets at July 9, 2015
Aaron Jay Kernis - Three Flavors (2015)

Aaron Jay Kernis - Three Flavors (2015)
Contemporary Classical | Naxos 8.559711 | 2015 | 53:52 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | Various File Hosts | 232 MB
Andrew Russo (piano) / James Ehnes (violin) / Albany Symphony Orchestra / David Alan Miller (conductor)

...“Three Flavors” is a charmingly varied piano concerto... It’s based on a piece that Kernis (b. 1960) wrote for the toy-piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan, and that lineage is most obvious in the first movement, which jangles and whirs like a wonderful mechanical plaything. Then there’s a slow movement of practically unbearable beauty, steeped in the harmonies of the French Impressionists, and a jazzy finale to cap things off. Jazz runs through the rest of the disc as well...
Aaron Jay Kernis - Newly Drawn Sky, Too Hot Toccata, Symphony in Waves

Aaron Jay Kernis - Newly Drawn Sky, Too Hot Toccata, Symphony in Waves
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 341 Mb
Label:Cedille - Date:2008

Chicago's Cedille Records, which draws on the talent and scenes of the City of Neighborhoods, may offer an ideal blueprint for classical music's revival. Releases like this document music-making that has succeeded with audiences in a specific time and place, and the label has highlighted performers who have a knack for finding contemporary music that resonates with audiences. The Grant Park Orchestra heard on this disc is the top-notch ensemble heard in the massive free concerts heard ………..
James Manheim @ AllMusic.com
Aaron Jay Kernis - Goblin Market, Invisible Mosaic II (King, The New Professionals, Miller)

Aaron Jay Kernis - Goblin Market, Invisible Mosaic II (King, The New Professionals, Miller)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 394 Mb
Label:Signum - Date:2011

Goblin Market, a melodrama – a spoken narration with musical accompaniment – is a superb example of Aaron Jay Kernis' gift for almost recklessly profligate inventiveness. Christina Rossetti's mysterious, very long 1859 poem "Goblin Market" (it's over 550 lines) is notable for its vividly pictorial, sensual (and sometimes unambiguously sexual) imagery. The story of two little Victorian girls, sisters, and their nearly fatal misadventures with a band of goblins, comes across as …….
Stephen Eddins @ AllMusic.com
Aaron Jay Kernis - Music for Cello and Orchestra (repost)

Aaron Jay Kernis - Music for Cello and Orchestra (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 310 Mb
Label:Virgin - Date:2001

As one of America's most honored young composers, Aaron Jay Kernis received the coveted Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition (2002) for this cello and orchestra version of Colored Field as well as the Grammy Award nominations for both Air and Second Symphony. The main work on this album, Colored Field …..
Music of Copland · Hartke · Kernis · Zwilich / David Shifrin & Friends (2012)

Music of Copland · Hartke · Kernis · Zwilich / David Shifrin & Friends (2012)
Contemporary Classical | Delos | 2012 | 79:12 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 359 MB
Chamber Music Northwest

'... a score truly inspired by a tragic event (9/11) and one that is likely to transcend it.' (Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine) Thus did a leading critic sum up the remarkable Concerto for Clarinet (chamber orchestra version) by Ellen Taafe Zwilich, one of America's cutting-edge contemporary composers. And this is but one of this release's four vibrant modern chamber works for clarinet and various chamber ensembles by major composers: music that greatly enriches the modern chamber repertoire. Filling out the fascinating program are Aaron Copland's brisk and brainy Sextet for Clarinet, Piano and String Quartet, Stephen Hartke's delightfully wacky The Horse with the Lavender Eye, and Aaron Jay Kernis' richly evocative Trio in Red.
Aaron Jay Kernis - Colored Field; Still Movement with Hymn (1996)

Aaron Jay Kernis - Colored Field; Still Movement with Hymn (1996)
Contemporary Classical | Argo | 1996 | 70:37 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | RS | 304 MB

With each new work and new recording, Kernis (b. 1960) solidifies his position as the most important traditional-minded composer of his generation. Others may be exploring musical frontiers more restlessly, but no one else is writing music quite this vivid or powerfully direct. ...He won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition in 2002 for his work Colored Field, making him the youngest composer to win that prize.
Aaron Jay Kernis: Symphony in Waves / Musica Celestis (1992)

Aaron Jay Kernis - Symphony in Waves · Musica Celestis (1992)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO CUE) | 277 MB

Kernis is a very astute composer whose drive seems not so much that of 'startle and amaze' effect as one of creating richly colored pieces that hold reverence for the past and embrace the history of music of the 20th century. This CD contains two aspects of Kernis' gift for colorful instrumental writing. The 'Symphony in Waves' is a stunning beauty that opens to a barely audible moments, which almost suggests Debussy's 'La Mer', gradually working its way towards pulsating sounds of strings that serve as ground for delicate almost percussive and pianistic registers with waves of swelling sound, sending the winds into rapid vibrations, all leading to a loud, throbbing climax.
Aaron Jay Kernis - Colored Field · Musica Celestis · Air (2001)

Aaron Jay Kernis: Colored Field · Musica Celestis · Air (2001)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 261 MB

As one of America's most honored young composers, Aaron Jay Kernis received the coveted Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition (2002) for this cello and orchestra version of Colored Field as well as the Grammy Award nominations for both Air and Second Symphony. The main work on this album, Colored Field, is a bleak but striking musical take on the theme of Holocaust. Initially written as a concerto for English horn, it appears here in its new guise as a cello concerto in dedication to Truls Mørk, a Norwegian virtuoso, who gives the solo line an even greater range of expression and, especially in the final moments, a more touching poignancy. Also included is another revised score, Air, which began life as a purling instrumental aria for violinist Joshua Bell, and sounds almost as fresh even when taken down an octave. To these two world premire recordings is added Musica Celestis, a transcription for string orchestra of the slow movement of Kernis' first string quartet, itself inspired by the ethereal music of Hildegard of Bingen.
Aaron Jay Kernis - Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Symphony in Waves/Musica Celestis (1992)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 277 MB

Kernis is a very astute composer whose drive seems not so much that of 'startle and amaze' effect as one of creating richly colored pieces that hold reverence for the past and embrace the history of music of the 20th century. This CD contains two aspects of Kernis' gift for colorful instrumental writing. The 'Symphony in Waves' is a stunning beauty that opens to a barely audible moments, which almost suggests Debussy's 'La Mer', gradually working its way towards pulsating sounds of strings that serve as ground for delicate almost percussive and pianistic registers with waves of swelling sound, sending the winds into rapid vibrations, all leading to a loud, throbbing climax.

Aaron Jay Kernis - Love Scenes (1992)  

Posted by peachfuzz at June 16, 2007
Aaron Jay Kernis - Love Scenes (1992)

Aaron Jay Kernis: Love Scenes (1992)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 219 MB

Tradition is…ever new because it is always reviving—born again in each generation, to be lived and applied in a new and particular way. (Thomas Merton)

A young composer with a twist: Aaron Kernis, unlike many others of his generation, has chosen to confront tradition rather than arrogantly dismiss it. His compositional building blocks are the centuries-old traditions of Western music, molded anew by a postmodern sensibility and extravagant imagination. Indeed, this is Kernis’s distinctive gift: his music embodies the aesthetic of Romanticism, but speaks in the musical language, and with the intellectual concerns of late twentieth century America.