Duration (in minutes): 12'39;50'34;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo string with piano
Instruments: any string, piano, violin
Publisher: American Composers Alliance
Description: Commissioned by Sonya Monosoff, Former Professor of Violin at Cornell University; Premiered at MIT, SUNY Potsdam, Wayne State University, and two concerts at Mercer University. CD available. "UNDERTOW is a dynamic and engaging work, exciting to "dig in" and to perform. The composer's knowledge of the participating instruments and their capabilities is most insightful and so is the masterful sense of timing. Above all,the emotional appeal is immediate,sincere and lasting" comment by Movses Pogossian. Movses Pogossian is a Tchaikowsky International Competition winner and youngest ever First Prize winner of the 1985 USSR National Violin Competition. he has performed with the major Russian orchestras as well as those of East and West Europe. And,after his acclaimed American debut with the Boston Pops, 1990, with many American Orchestras. An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Tokyo, Kronos and other major String Quartets. Movses Pogossian is recorded on the Summit, Melodia and Albany labels. He is currently Visiting Artist Teacher at SUNY Buffalo, also teaching at Wayne State University.