Sounds of Eastman

The following tracks feature Eastman’s world-famous faculty artists and world-class students in a wide variety of musical performances: from opera to jazz, from solo performer to full orchestra. Take a listen!


Taking Music Further (2006)

Richard Strauss, Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, performed by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday DMA ‘89, conductor [2:47]

Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique,” excerpt from movement III, performed by the Eastman Philharmonia, Neil Varon, conductor [3:52]

Joaquin Rodrigo, “Adela” from Three Folk Songs, performed by Robert Swensen, tenor, and Nicholas Goluses, guitar [2:38]

Claude Debussy, “Feux d’artifice” from Préludes Book II, performed by Hong Xu BM ‘06, piano [4:12]

Giacomo Puccini, La Rondine, end of Act II, performed by Eastman Opera Theatre and Eastman Philharmonia, Benton Hess, conductor [3:27]

Simons/Marks, arr. Thad Jones: All of Me, performed by Jeremy Siskind BM ‘08, piano, with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble conducted by Bill Dobbins [4:33]

Santiago de Murcia, La Jota, performed by Paul O’Dette, lute, and Krystian Bezuidenhout BM ‘01, MM ‘04, harpsichord [3:34]

Michael Gordon, Weather I (excerpt), performed by Eastman Musica Nova, Brad Lubman, conductor [3:47]

Domenico Zipoli, Sonate d’intravolatura – “Al Post Communio”, performed by David Higgs on the Eastman Italian Baroque Organ [1:54]

George Rochberg, Psalm 150, performed by the Eastman Chorale, William Weinert, conductor [4:49]

Kevin Puts BM ’94, DMA ‘99, Dark Vigil (excerpt), performed by the Ying Quartet (Timothy DMA ’91 and Janet Ying BM ‘93, violins, Philip Ying BM ’91, MM ‘92, viola, and David Ying DMA ‘92, cello) [4:12]

Harold Danko, Stare-Case, performed by the Eastman Faculty Jazz Quartet (Harold Danko, piano, Jeff Campbell MM ‘92, bass, Rich Thompson MM ‘84, drums, Clay Jenkins, trumpet) [4:12]

Dana Wilson PhD ‘82, Leader, Lieder (Concerto for Trumpet), III – Responding, with James Thompson, trumpet, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble conducted by Mark Scatterday DMA ‘89 [5:07]


Sounds of Eastman (2003)

David Maslanka, A Child’s Garden of Dreams, movement 5, performed by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday DMA ’89, conductor [4:16]

J.S. Bach, “Treu und Wahrheit sei der Grund,” from Cantata BWV 24, Ein ungefärbt Gemüt, performed by Kirk Dougherty DMA ’03 (tenor) with the Bach Avengers Ensemble [3:50]

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10, end of movement IV, performed by the Eastman Philharmonia, Neil Varon, conductor [3:14]

Johann Strauss/Schulz-Evler, Concert Arabesques on Motifs by Johann Strauss (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), performed by Zhe Tang DMA ‘04, piano [5:04]

Eric Schmitz, MM ’03 In Your World, performed by the Eastman Jazz Ensemble [5:05]

Giuseppe Verdi, Pater Noster, performed by the Eastman Chorale, William Weinert, conductor [3:22]

Luciano Berio, Points on the Curve to Find … (excerpt), performed by Eastman Musica Nova, Brad Lubman, conductor, with Margaret Kampmeier, BM ’85, piano [3:24]

Bela Bartók, String Quartet No. 6, III. Mesto-Burletta, performed by David Wish BM ’02 and Christopher Otto BM/BA ‘95, violins, Kirsten Swanson BM ‘04, viola, and Alex VanDorpe BM ‘05, violoncello [4:36]

Toby Robert-Koenigsberg MM ‘03, Song for Aki, performed by the Robert-Koenigsberg Sextet [3:45]

Windha: Cendrawasih, performed by Gamelan Lila Muni, I Nyoman Suadin, master teacher [2:23]

Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème, end of Act I, performed by Janinah Burnett MM ’02 as Mimi, Cheol Min Jin DMA ‘09 as Rodolfo, and the Eastman Philharmonia, Benton Hess, conductor [7:56]

Gustav Mahler/Wand, “What the Morning Bells Tell Me,” from Symphony No. 3, performed by the Eastman Trombone Choir, John Marcellus, director [4:41]