compact disc cover for The Ravens by Robert Rollin

This recording is part of the Dana Recording Project and is sponsored by the New Music Society with additional support from the Dana School of Music, The Youngstown State University College of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council. Proceeds benefit the New Music Society Guest Artist and Young Composers Scholarship Funds. All music licensed by ASCAP

Track Listing / Program Notes by Walter Mony

  1. American Variations for violin and Guitar (Walter Mony, violin / Michal George, guitar) • The genesis of American Variations resulted from a charitable project in Youngstown, Ohio. A local radio station with an urgent request… more
  2. Klezmer Dance (Walter Mony, violin / Tomoko Long, piano) • Klezmer Dance is a lively theme and variations on the Russian/Jewish Chassidic folk song, Hulyet, Hulet Kinderlach! (Play Children, Play!)… more
  3. Roman Castillo (Walter Mony, violin / Tomoko Long, piano) • Roman Castillo is a corrido, a ballad which originally came from the Spanish Romance poetic form; it is a much beloved lyric througout Mexico… more
  4. Three Spanish Sound Images (Michal George, guitar) • The Three Spanish Sound Images for solo guitar were derived from the three cadenzas of Rollin’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. In the first, original material… more
  5. Suite Concertant (Walter Mony, violin / Tomoko Long, piano) • The Suite Concertant is a transcription by the composer of his Violin Concerto, which was premiered by Gwyneth Rollin and the State of Jalisco Philharmonic under its conductor Jose Guadaloupe Flores… more
  6. The Ravens: The Keeper in Summer (John Wilcox, violin / Walter Mony, viola) • These two pieces are part of a set of three violin/viola duos commissioned by Walter Mony. Greensleeves Variations, the first piece of the set was written for Susan Rollin… more