- San Francisco Classical Voice
â€œSan Francisco Premieresâ€ features exceptional performances by The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Seven commissioned new works by leading San Francisco/Bay Area composers are featured on this CD. The selection demonstrates the diverse cross section of music that was presented on the Ensembleâ€™s concert series from 2003-2005. Three of the compositions were inspired by Beethovenâ€™s extraordinary Opus 131. The new works on the CD are by composers based in the Bay Area: Kurt Rohde (LCCEâ€™s Artistic Director), Laurie San Martin, Nathaniel Stookey, John Schott, Sam Nichols, William Beck, and Yu-Hui Chang. The Nichols, Beck, and Chang pieces were all inspired by one of Beethovenâ€™s greatest works, his String Quartet, Opus 131, in c# minor. An excerpt of Left Coast's live performance of the Beethoven is included on this CD.
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1. San Martin: Concerto for Four
2. Stookey: Fling
3. Schott: Among of green stiff bright branch...
4. Rohde: Under the Influence
5. Nichols: Variations
6. Beck: Communion
7. Chang: Shadow Chase
8. Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 131, Movement II