VIVIAN ADELBERG RUDOW

SOUND PORTRAITS

SOUND PORTRAITS

Orchestra, Chamber and Electro-Acoustic Music by VIVIAN ADELBERG RUDOW


Vivian Adelberg Rudow

VIVIAN ADELBERG RUDOW

Juan Blanco, spoken thoughts
Deanna Bogart, keyboard
Grace Cavalieri, poetry
Jeffrey Chappell, piano
Eric Conway, piano
Joseph Eubanks, narrator
Edward Hoffman, trumpet
Jonathan Jensen, keyboard
Stephen Kates, violoncello
Sara Nichols, flute
Vivian Adelberg Rudow, electro-acoustic music
Eun Jung Shon, piano
Sherif Shaalan, Latin keyboard rhythms

Orchestra of St. John’s | Ronald Mutchnik
London Philharmonic Orchestra | Jeffrey Silberschlag



World Premiere Recordings

[MS1308]

$12.95

LISTEN
REVIEWS

YouTube Clip: Spirit of America

YouTube Clip: John's Song


Peabody News: Still Creating Music [Fall; 2013]

"Vivian Adelberg Rudow's Sound Portraits CD is a fascinating and most enjoyable listening experience. I hear hundreds of new CDs each year, and I've never heard anything quite like these pieces. Their collage-like nature creates an experience very reflective of contemporary life."
Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, Harvard University [July 2013]
“Rudow’s electroacoustic accompaniment makes [her piece Cuban Lawyer] a vivid and repeat-worthy listening experience.” 
Francois Couture, All-Music Guide
“Vivian Adelberg Rudow's…music zooms through a parade of stylings including show tunes, Latin rhythms, carnival music, and much more. Pretty wild stuff.” 
Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations
PROGRAM NOTES

Sound Portraits includes selected compositions from 1989 to 2012 displaying an amazing variety of styles. There are very few composers who have the music skills to compose extremely well in classical acoustic and electro-acoustic music, and the combined genres. This CD includes performers from solo pianists to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A “sound portrait painter” whose performances have been extremely successful, her music expresses emotion, life experiences, and hopes and dreams. Adelberg Rudow believes that pop music rhythms and vocabulary are our folk music of today and may be incorporated in classical music just as Brahms and Bartók used folk music in their compositions.

Winner of ASCAP Plus awards every year since 1987; First Prize in the 14th International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Bourges 1986, Program Division; First Maryland Composer to have an orchestra performance in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1982, Sergiu Comissiona, Conductor; three winning pieces in the 1970’s Annapolis Fine Arts Festival Music Composition Contests; First Prize, in the solo, duet division, of the International Double Reed Society Composition Contest in 1977; City Arts Individual Artist Grant, 1986, 1992; Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship,1986; and featured in the KEYBOARD MAGAZINE, May, 1989 issue, Adelberg Rudow has a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University.

She was Founder and Artistic Director, of Res Musica Baltimore/Res MusicAmerica, Inc, and produced concerts of music composed mostly by American living composers, from 1980-91 including 52 concerts, 26 symposia, and 22 youth concerts for the Baltimore City Public Schools.In 1988, Adelberg Rudow produced the Res Musica International Electroacoustic Music Festival, Baltimore, Maryland, attended by composers from 14 countries, comprised of 7 multimedia concerts with electroacoustic music including live performers; continual electroacoustic music; continual video presentations; and 14 lecture demonstrations. In 1994, she produced a Res MusicAmerica full orchestra reading with enlarged Goucher Chamber Symphony, Sebrina Alfonso, conductor, at the Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, for a reading of music by three American Composers. She has continued to help produce concerts for the Peggy and Yale Gordon Har Sinai Classical Music Series. www.vivianadelbergrudow.com

PROGRAM
VIVIAN ADELBERG RUDOW
SPIRIT OF AMERICA - Urbo Turbo (Urban Turbulence) (1999/2006)
London Philharmonic Orchestra | Jeffrey Silberschlag conductor

JOHN’S SONG (2006/07)
Edward Hoffman trumpet | Jonathan Jensen keyboard
Vivian Adelberg Rudow electronic music

JOHN’S SONG - VARIATION 1 (2008)
Deanna Bogart keyboard

THE BARE SMOOTH STONE OF YOUR LOVE (1998)
Stephen Kates violoncello | Eun Jung Shon piano

REBECCA’S RAINBOW RACING AMONG THE STARS (1991)
Jeffrey Chappell piano

REBECCA’S SONG (1989)
Eric Conway piano

GO GREEN! (2010)
Sara Nichols flute | Orchestra of St. John’s | Ronald Mutchnik conductor

CUBAN LAWYER, JUAN BLANCO (2000)
Juan Blanco spoken thoughts | Sherif Shaalan Latin keyboard rhythms
Vivian Adelberg Rudow electro-acoustic music

DAWN’S JOURNEY (2005)
Dawn Culbertson answering machine message
English Country Dance Music from Bare Necessities (courtesy of Rounder Records)
Vivian Adelberg Rudow electro-acoustic music | Eric Conway and Jeffrey Chappell piano

CALL FOR PEACE (2006)
Sara Nichols flute | Vivian Adelberg Rudow electronic music

THE HEALING PLACE To a Poem by Grace Cavalieri (1985/1991)
Res MusicAmerica flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello
Vivian Adelberg Rudow electronic music | Joseph Eubanks narrator

MOO-GOO-GIPAN SMASH! (2012)
Vivian Adelberg Rudow electronic music





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