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June 2019

Heads up, Civil War buffs. Gettysburg College professor and CityMusic Cleveland director Avner Dorman here presents an unusual and poignant commemoration of the war's bloodiest battle with "Letters From Gettysburg," a choral work based on the writings of one victim. In what often sounds like a memorial service, complete with tolling bells, Dorman offers everything from ritualistic chanting and winding, gently dissonant melodies to a frenzied depiction of the fighting aided by the Tremolo Percussion Ensemble. The only thing more powerful would be a visit to the battleground itself. Rounding out the disc are two other works by Dorman, in collaboration with Orli and Gil Shaham: a set of three temperamental Intermezzos for piano, and "Nigunim," a virtuoso violin sonata founded on aspects of Jewish religious melody.

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Photo of the news
June 2019

Heads up, Civil War buffs. Gettysburg College professor and CityMusic Cleveland director Avner Dorman here presents an unusual and poignant commemoration of the war's bloodiest battle with "Letters From Gettysburg," a choral work based on the writings of one victim. In what often sounds like a memorial service, complete with tolling bells, Dorman offers everything from ritualistic chanting and winding, gently dissonant melodies to a frenzied depiction of the fighting aided by the Tremolo Percussion Ensemble. The only thing more powerful would be a visit to the battleground itself. Rounding out the disc are two other works by Dorman, in collaboration with Orli and Gil Shaham: a set of three temperamental Intermezzos for piano, and "Nigunim," a virtuoso violin sonata founded on aspects of Jewish religious melody.

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