CHARLES DENLER (b.1965): An American Symphony No. 1 "Portraits of Colorado", 6 Variations for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 09P010
Label: Reference Recordings
Description: You can almost see the red sunsets, the golden clouds scudding across the Rocky Mountain skies, the icy rivulets running through alpine valleys, the wild horses running in slow motion and smell the highh pine forests, such is the pictorial, film-score quality of the 28-minute Portraits, and rightly so since Denler is a well-established and award-winning composer of scores for films, documentaries, television programs and themes for television networks and programs. The Variations employ themes used in the Portraits. And don't worry about the presence of a chorus: they're just another, almost wordless, palette of orchestral color briefly employed in places. Colorado Symphony and Chorus; Scott O'Neill.