Froydis Ree Wekre, horn with Jens Harald Bratlie - piano, Andrea Clearfield, piano, Wolfgang Plagge, piano.
Includes works by: Madsen, Berge, Clearfield, Friedman, Plagge.
Wekre was co-principal horn in the Oslo Philharminc and is currently Professor of Horn and Chamber Music at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo.
“Andrea Clearfield’s Songs of the Wolf is a masterpiece. Full of content, the music sends the horn soaring into the altissimo, and propels it with equal force into the subterranean haunts of the basso, letting the soloists remain captivating throughout. With a dark and complex programmatic story line which lures the imagination into the realm of myths, it is easy to see how the subject served as a wellspring of inspiration for the composer…this piece will be on every aspiring hornist’s audition list. It’ll be a shoe-in for that coveted chair!”
-- Charles Rutan, Penn Sounds (A Periodical Serving Pennsylvania Composers), Summer, 1998
“Clearfield’s work is probably the most intense work on this disc. Programmatic images of two poems regarding wolves and the terrain surrounding them are convincely “told” by Ms. Carr. Sections of wild abandon followed by subtle almost creeping motion is beautifully rendered… most impressive..”
-- John Dressler, Horn Call Journal, Publication of the International Horn Society,
November, 1996, Vol. 27, #1
“I don’t think I can imagine Froydis Ree Wekre presenting a recital without a world premiere, and I was certainly not disappointed by Songs Of The Wolf by Andrea Clearfield, a beautiful and intense new work…"
-- Horn Call Journal, November, 1994