MIAMI, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Fredrick Kaufman's latest CD, "The Many Faces of Fredrick Kaufman," is a compilation of chamber works. Each work on the CD stresses Kaufman's eclectic compositional nature. The wide range of sounds move from traditional to avant-garde to multi-culturalism to jazz oriented phrases to soul searching string writing to the exploration of the outer reaches of sound in works like Wild Wind.
The reviews of Kaufman's latest recording, The Many Faces of Fredrick Kaufman released January 2011 on iTunes have been spectacular. One review stated, "Fredrick Kaufman's music is of an astonishing power. The pieces featured in his latest album reveal Kaufman's all-embracing approach to composition and display mastery at a variety of genres and compositional techniques." The album includes exquisite performances by world renowned artists such as flutist, Julius Baker, pianist Susan Starr, oboist Sarah Lambert Bloom, cellist Andres Diaz, and bass clarinetist Henri Bok, et al.
The Many Faces of Fredrick Kaufman includes such works as String Quartet #6, The Urban, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by internationally renowned composer Lukas Foss. New Yorker Magazine described The Urban performance at the Bargemusic Concert Series as "Kaufman is back in town with one of his wildest and most exciting quartets…" Berkshire Living stated "..the concert climaxed with a surprising roar and ovation from the assembled crowd for a somewhat dissonant, atonal, but gorgeously colored string quartet, The Urban…like Gershwin before him, Kaufman is well versed in jazz and plenty of that powered the piece, as well as some rock-like energy, in a painting and colorful cacophony of sirens, car alarms, subway screeches, and blaring lights, all organized in musical fashion that built towards its sizzling viola cadenza climax."
ThunderGate Suite, from the musical production Kaminarimon, was described by The Miami Herald as "…amazingly innovative imagination, has bridged a gap between polar extremes of culture. Stunning." Reviews from iTunes describes Inner Sanctum as "a piece that deserves to be rated as one of the 20th-century's best solo cello pieces."
Fredrick Kaufman is the composer of over one hundred and thirty published compositions that have been performed worldwide by major orchestras. Fredrick Kaufman's Holocaust compositions such as his award-winning Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra, Kaddish which Bernard Holland of the New York Times described as "having the most expressive writing for strings to be heard today," has been performed in the major concert halls of Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, South America, Asia and throughout the United States.
For a full bio of Fredrick Kaufman, visit www.fredrickkaufman.com.
Critics from the New York Times; the Newark Star-Ledger, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Miami Herald, the Jerusalem Post, the London Times, the Perpignan Independent, and other newspapers around the world have described Kaufman's music as "striking…individual…an interesting combination of overwhelming pathos and infectious joy…brought one into the realm of musical genius…" "riveting work, will stay with me forever."
For a complete bio and critical reviews visit www.fredrickkaufman.com; to purchase his music digitally go to: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-many-faces-fredrick-kaufman/id370507830
To order the CD The Many Faces of Fredrick Kaufman go to: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/FredrickKaufman.
Karen S. Fuller
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