(Flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano).
Premiered February 21, 2012 in Chicago, IL by Fifth House Ensemble.
Audio excerpts from the live concert premiere at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 2012, performed by Fifth House Ensemble.
|Perpetual Spark was recorded in September 2013 by Fifth House Ensemble, for their Cedille Records 2014 CD, Excelsior, produced by Judith Sherman.|
|Alex Shapiro has produced a significant album of her solo piano works, including the solo version of this piece, SPARK, beautifully performed by New York pianist Adam Marks. The 2020 disc, ARCANA, has been released on Innova Recordings 041.|
"brisk and lovely..."
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
Daniel Stephen Johnson, WQXR New York
"flickers of sound amidst lyricism… a concise dazzler for sextet."
Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone
"dynamic and elusive..."
Maria Nockin, Fanfare Magazine
"Shapiro alternates energetic sections of rhythmic vitality (your feet will be tapping from measure one) with slower, lyrical touches of French neo-classicism that recall the harmonic elegance of Poulenc. "
David Abrams, Fanfare Magazine
Fifth House Ensemble recording PERPETUAL SPARK at CRC in Chicago,
with Judith Sherman producing.
|Perpetual Spark, page 7|
|Perpetual Spark, page 17|
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