Charles Wuorinen :  On Alligators
Cat. # 8010
Released Jan 2005
cd time - 78:16
US Price $16.00
Four masterpieces by one of the world’s greatest composers of classical concert music, including three pieces that have never been released before. The fourth quartet is perhaps Wuorinen’s most complex and exciting composition, and it receives a passionate performance by the prestigious Brentano Quartet. Also included is the intense and colorful chamber piece On Alligators, conducted by the composer, and a moody piece for organ performed by one of the world’s greatest organists on one of the world’s greatest organs. Completing this eclectic program of Wuorinen as you’ve never heard him before, is the phenomenal Third Piano Concerto, newly remastered and reworked by the composer himself. Intense and beautiful music by a modern master.
Charles Wuorinen: Composer, Conductor
Tara O'Connor: Flute, Piccolo
Fred Sherry: Cello
Kevin Bowyer: Organ
Jennifer Frautschi: Violin
Peter Kolkay: Bassoon
Sunghae Anna Lim: Violin
Charles Neidich: Clarinet
Richard O'Neill: Viola
Gerard Reuter: Oboe

Brentano String Quartet
Misha Amory: Viola
Serena Canin: Violin
Mark Steinberg: Violin
Nina Lee: Cello

San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt: Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson: Piano