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Album Title:Reflections: Seven Orchestral Works
Artist:Michael Udow
Performers:Colorado Chamber Orchestra, David Barron, Dave Alcorn, Thomas Blomster, Madison Philharmonia, Scott Teeple, Anthony Di Sanza, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Butterman, Brian Jones, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Larry Rachleff
Item Code:ALBUM-1000692
Performance Type:   Studio Recording
Sub-Genre:20th/21st Century, Chamber Music, Orchestral Music, Percussion, Timpani,


Reflections is a collection of seven orchestral works by composer/percussionist Michael Udow. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Madison Philharmonia give splendid performances of the music. Conductor Larry Rachleff and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra give an astonishing playing of The Shattered Mirror Suite. The music, originally for Udow’s opera of the same name, is incredibly lyrical and insightful. Another great performance is "Seven Textural Settings of Japanese Poetry" that features baritone David Barron. The music here is sparse but brilliantly orchestrated. "Apparition" is performed marvelously by timpanist Brian Jones and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. This recording is undoubtedly a milestone in Udow’s career as an artist and musician. The performances throughout the recording are exciting and appealing. It is a truly wonderful accomplishment by one of the percussive community’s premier musicians and composers. -Brett William Dietz