Talking In My Sleep (Chamber Music of Murray Gross)

Talking In My Sleep (Chamber Music of Murray Gross)


The CD contains collection of chamber music by an award-winning composer and conductor, Murray Gross.

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Dr. Gross studied at Michigan State University, the New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Chosen by Antal Dorati to serve as Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, Gross was also Music Director of Michigan's West Shore Symphony from 1982 through 2001. As a frequent guest conductor throughout Europe, South America, and the United States he worked with soloists such as Jessye Norman, Joshua Bell, Paula Robison, Carter Brey, Misha Dichter and many others. Currently Assistant Professor of Music at Alma College, Dr. Gross conducts the Alma Symphony and teaches composition, theory, and film music.
Compositions by Murray Gross have been heard in venues around the world, played by numerous professional and collegiate ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Nobilis Trio, the Peninsula Festival Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Winds.
His music has been broadcast over National Public Radio and received many honors including a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Award. Urban Myth, recorded by the North Texas Wind Symphony on the GIA Windworks series, is featured in volume 8 of “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.”

1. Folie à deux                 8:57
Jennifer Kennard, flute
Osiris Molina, clarinet

2. Under the Influence             10:43
Michigan State Chamber Winds
John Whitwell, conductor

3. Cloud Forest                 5:26
The Woodland Trio
Jeffrey Zook, flute
Caroline Coade, viola
Kerstin Allvin, harp

4. Waiting, Again, for Lady Yang         5:54
Osiris Molina, clarinet

5. Between Friends             7:39
Carmen Maret, flute
Andrew Bergeron, guitar

6. Talking in My Sleep             8:21
Takeshi Abo, violin

7. Spring Fever                 9:18
Extreme Duality
Tess Miller, flute
Melissa Straus, double bass

8. Imagine all the People             11:18
Musique 21 – Murray Gross, conductor