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— Carl Fischer Music is pleased to publish Martin Bresnick’s Grace: Concerto in Three Movements
(DRM135 – Set of Parts - $34.95), for two marimbas and piano. This work is a musical meditation on Heinrich von Kleist’s brief essay The Puppet Theatre
, in which two friends discuss the concept of grace as suggested by a simple puppet show, touching upon how easy it is to lose grace, and how one may find it again. Grace
was commissioned by and is dedicated to Robert Van Sice, percussionist, marimba player, and teacher at the Yale School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and most recently, the Curtis Institute of Music. Bresnick’s innovative work is an excellent addition to the percussion performance library.
Martin Bresnick’s compositions cover a wide range of instrumentation, from chamber music to symphonic compositions and computer music. His chamber music has been performed in concert by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Sonor; Da Capo Chamber Players; Speculum Musicae; Bang on A Can All Stars; Nash Ensemble; MusicWorks!; Zeitgeist; Left Coast Ensemble; Musical Elements. Born in New York City in 1946, Bresnick was educated at the High School of Music and Art, the University of Hartford (B.A. '67), Stanford University (M.A. '68, D.M.A. '72), and the Akademie für Musik, Vienna ('69-'70). His principal teachers of composition include György Ligeti, John Chowning, and Gottfried von Einem. Presently Professor of Composition and Coordinator of the Composition Department at the Yale School of Music, he has also taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1971-72) and Stanford University (1972-75), among others. Read more about Martin Bresnick here.
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