Thanks to host Ross Amico and WWFM for their radio show Celebrating our Musical Community, which broadcast the November 13, 2011 performance of Music from Copland House, including the newly-rediscovered "Quiet City," as the composer originally conceived it, for chamber ensemble, made up of incidental music for the play of Irwin Shaw, including interviews from myself and Michael Boriskin, artistic and executive director of Copland House. You can listen to the live recording and broadcast here by clicking on the link under 2011, December 5, Music From Copland House: Kate Remington of WSHU Public Radio spoke with me before a recent concert with Copland House, about my new adaptation of QUIET CITY. You can listen to the podcast below:
Below is an interview with Fred Child on PERFORMANCE TODAY, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America with 1.3 million listeners weekly! To listen, you can go HERE or type "Copland Revisited" in the search bar. Other radio stations playing "Quiet City" include WFMU (September 12), Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio (August 8), WMHT (July 29), WFMT (July 17), Indiana Public Radio (July 7 & 18), Vermont Public Radio (June 23), Houston Public Radio (July 4), and ABC Classic FM (July 6) in Australia.
"Mr. Brellochs showed his greatness with the very jazzy Sound Moves Blues, and a Baroque piece with trumpet by Jean-Marie Depelsenaire, as well as the final piece, Seymore Barab’s Suite for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano, with its more than subtle hints of circuses and Stravinsky." Read the full review of the performance below: "Quiet City is anything but quiet, dull, or boring. Saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and his fellow musicians create an extremely enjoyable album of music by Copland and other American composers to whom they wish to give exposure." Read the complete CD review by V. Vasan below: "This is a very welcome restoration, finely played. I hope it’s taken up by curious ensembles." Read the complete CD review by Jonathan Woolf below:
"On the new Brellochs recording, trumpet player Donald Batchelder approaches this theme with the right mixture of eeriness and majesty, and Brellochs and clarinetist Mitchell Kriegler bring sweetness and light to the nostalgic melody that follows." Read the complete CD review by Eileen Reynolds below: QUIET CITY IN INTERNATIONAL NEWS! "A Hint of Eroticism in the City", is the title of an article in DER SPIEGEL Online about my latest CD. SPIEGEL is a German news magazine and one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million! They are similar to TIME magazine.