Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
Composer, Arranger, Producer
Intense, emotional and highly personal these haunting works by Washington, DC composer/pianist Jonathan Newmark explore the complexities of musical expression.
"I really enjoyed the hell out of it...I never find myself listening
to it as a third party. I feel as if I'm in a mood...[The music] always
evokes a mood."
"...I was really impressed. Both pieces [the Duo Sonatina
and Introduction and Scherzo] have terrific ideas, colors, and moods,
and [Newmark's] writing for the instruments show that [he knows] what
they can do. Fabulous!"
"I just listened to the entire thing at one sitting.
[Newmark's] ability to spin a few pithy ideas into a substantial piece
is wonderful. I was especially impressed by the String Trio..."
"You handle motivic structures gorgeously, never the
same way either. The "Chaconne and Fugue" proceeds with dignified
variations to the climax. I absolutely love that piece especially. Thank
you for sending me a CD that I shall - and do - treasure."
"...a good work [which] deserves to reach a larger
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