March 27, 2007

Tempest Fantasy

Apple Music

About the album

David Krakauer, clarinet
Trio Solisti

Paul Moravec’s music is firmly rooted in Western tradition, yet manages to sound at once fresh, elegant, and fiercely individual. His Tempest Fantasy, the work that won him the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, is a meditation on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and has been described by Fanfare magazine as ‘openly and ebulliently attractive, flowing with an effortless lyric pulse’. Mood Swings, named by The Washington Post as the best new classical composition of 1999, is a rhythmically charged work that endeavors to make audible the workings of the central nervous system. The disc ends with Scherzo, which the composer describes as ‘a compact, energetic encore-type work’.

Track List

Tempest Fantasy

1) I. Ariel
2) II. Prospero
3) III. Caliban
4) IV. Sweet Airs
5) V. Fantasia

6) Mood Swings

7) B.A.S.S. Variations

8) Scherzo

"Moravec’s score has been widely performed and for good reason. Both musically complex and enticing to the ear, the Tempest Fantasy is an outstanding 21st-century addition to the chamber music literature."
South Florida Classical Review