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An American Journey

by Avguste Antonov

Avguste Antonov performs five enjoyable living American Composers on this Hartshorn Classical Release (Oct. 2014) which represents the finest in today's offering of performance, composition and audio quality - ProArte Certified recording.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. First Romance
3:26 $1.99
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2. Cumulus Humilis
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3. Starry Wanderers: I. Venus
1:40 $1.99
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4. Starry Wanderers: II. Earthly Hope
1:25 $1.99
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5. Starry Wanderers: III. Stillness At the Edge
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6. Blue Fantasy
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7. Dreams Before You Awake
9:45 $1.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Antonov has a rich sonorous tone, a profound sense of legato and a sure technique. His playing is rhythmically aggressive and he has no difficulty in expressing the dramatic as well as the lyrical. It is refreshing to come upon serious contemporary music that is about something: about the same something that music lovers search for and find in Beethoven and Bach, as well as more modest or even obscure composers; something that needs no prefatory explanation, and rises far above bald entertainment, novelty, money, or self-admiration. " Raymond Beegle, Fanfare Magazine
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As the ideas for this project unfolded, it became apparent that this undertaking would be something special indeed. Seasoned recitalist and teacher Avguste Antonov, having chosen to focus his solo career on American living composers, has performed World and USA premieres throughout North America. Over the years, he has worked with many great composers, including Robert Rollin, William Vollinger, Carter Pann, Raina Mumak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, and Matthew Saunders.

Mr. Antonov's understanding of this special literature and the unique character of each work is the crown jewel of this collaboration. His focused work with each composer has proven most insightful.
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Richard Zacharias---Dr. Zacharias is Youngstown, OH composer who actively participates in the Composers Seminars and concerts as well as being on the New Music Guild, Inc. Board of Directors. In 2012, he received the prestigious "Dana Award", the highest honor bestowed by the Dana School of Music in Youngstown, OH.

Samantha Hogan---Samanthan Hogan studies composition with Robert Rollin and Scott Pfitzinger.

Matthew Saunders--- Dr. Saunders is Associate Professor of Music and Department Chairman at Lakeland Community College in Kirland, OH. He is the music director of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. He received the 2007 Ruth Friscoe Prize for Composition and was the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association 2011 Commissioned Composer. He was the recipient of a 2012 ASCAP Plus Award.

Robert Rollin---Dr. Rollin is Professor Emeritus at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. He has been recognized with annual ASCAP awards for over three decades. He is the founder and music director of the Dana New Music Festival and conductor of the Dana Festival Chamber Orchestra.

William Vollinger---William Vollinger is Professor of Composition at Nyack College in Nyack, NY. He is the music director at Church of the Savior in Paramus, NJ. His music was selected for the 2003 Contemporary Music Festival in Kearney, Nebraska and the 2004 Society of Composers National Conference.

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