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Works for 2-6 Players
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, commissioned by the New Amsterdam Ensemble for the Dutch-American Bicentennial Celebrations in 1982, was composed in Ithaca, New York, during the winter of 1981-82, with pianist Walter Ponce and the New Amsterdam Ensemble at The Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. This concert commemorated the Netherlands-American Bicentennial of Formal Diplomatic Relations (1782-1982).
consists of six contrasting movements, each of which explores different aspects of the sonorities and virtuoso techniques of the individual instruments, as well as the new sonorities possible with the combination of piano and winds. Some passages are indicated in a relatively free notation to allow performers a certain freedom, but, in general, the music is precisely notated.
Discography - Recollections
Quintet of the Americas
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There was little agonizing over a recording for myself. Karel Husa remains best known for his powerful MUSIC FOR PRAGUE 1968, yet these chamber works for winds show him in a different light. Quirky, charming and gentle with wit and humanity cast in an edgy style, and are tackled with full-metal jacket virtuosity and huge panache by the Quintet of the Americas
Lawrence A. Johnson, Gramophone,1/1/0001
The six RECOLLECTIONS from 1982, with a piano added to the quintet, sum up Husa's patient approach to form and content. He has a keen ear for sonorities...Everything is done with a complete lack of pretension, and the quietism of the ending is intensely moving.
Paul Ingram, Fanfare,1/1/0001
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