A World Premiere: Charles Denler's Portraits of Colorado
An American Symphony No. 1 and Six Variations for violin and piano with Scott O'Neil, conducting The Colorado Symphony and Chorus.
"Symphony No. 1...a suite of 10 brief movements each with a descriptive title. These are beautiful miniatures, some with a distant chorus singing in Latin...Audio, as usual with Reference Recordings when working in a fine hall, is superb, rich and defined." — Robert E. Benson, ClassicalCDreview.com
Portraits of Colorado, An American Symphony No.1 is the first in a series of symphonies composed by Charles Denler. Inspired by a sunrise over the Rocky Mountains, and the incredible works of American painter, Jerry Malzahn, this first symphony carries with it a theme of hope and of new beginnings.
Charles Denler's multiple Emmy Award-winning music for film and television is known worldwide, and his orchestral works have been played by top orchestras. Charles' classical training and strong proficiency with contemporary sound allow him great flexibility and versatility as a composer and pianist. On this album, the Colorado Symphony and Chorus perform his tuneful and evocative music with great style.
|Portraits of Colorado, An American Symphony No. 1|
|Movement No. 1 - Rocky Mountain Odyssey|
|Movement No. 2 - The Sangre de Cristos|
|Movement No. 3 - A Walk In The White Forest|
|Movement No. 4 - Where Wild Horses Run|
|Movement No. 5 - The Dance|
|Movement No. 6 - Ranch In The Highlands|
|Movement No. 7 - Sunset Over Longs Peak|
|Movement No. 8 - Moment At Dawn|
|Movement No. 9 - The Columbine’s Tribute|
|Movement No. 10 - Mountain Odyssey, reprise with finale|
|Six Variations for piano and violin|
|Variation No. 1 – Colorado Portraits|
|Variation No. 2 – Moment At Dawn|
|Variation No. 3 – Vivet I|
|Variation No. 4 – A Walk At Sunrise|
|Variation No. 5 – A Glimpse of Longs Peak|
|Variation No. 6 – The White Forest, freshly falling snow|