Author Archives: oxingalemusic

The New York Times | David Sanford’s Music Has Flown Under the Radar. It Shouldn’t.

Few composers have broader stylistic reach. But on a new album, “A Prayer for Lester Bowie,” he makes it all cohere. By Seth Colter Walls Oct. 15, 2021 It’s not a big mystery why David Sanford’s energetic, well-crafted music has stayed … Continue reading

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M@A Presents: BMOP’s “Lew Spratlan and Friends”

Join the Grammy Award-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project in celebrating Lew Spratlan‘s 80th Birthday year! The composer’s subtle and substantive “Chamber Symphony,” is presented alongside music by composers from Amherst and beyond. Lew Spratlan taught at Amherst College from 1970 until … Continue reading

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Montreal Gazette | Montreal classical composer got long COVID, then a Grammy nomination

Fire and Flood is a deliciously adventurous collection that Woolf refers to as a “composer portrait.” By T’Cha Dunlevy March 25, 2021 Luna Pearl Woolf caught COVID-19 on March 10, 2020, at a charity concert and dinner during a two-day trip … Continue reading

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The New Yorker | When Your Muses Are Leonard Cohen and Bernie Madoff’s Wife, Ruth

Luna Pearl Woolf’s Grammy-nominated classical album features a chorus of cruel laughter and other un-calm sounds. By Anna Russell March 15, 2021 When Luna Pearl Woolf, a composer of distinctively unsleepy classical music, first moved to Montreal, she liked to … Continue reading

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City News Montreal | Montreal opera composer and COVID-19 long-hauler nominated for a grammy

By Alyssia Rubertucci March 9, 2021 MONTREAL – When Montreal opera composer Luna Pearl Woolf isn’t deep into her music work, she’s doing things like monitoring her heart rate just to keep her COVID-19 long-haul symptoms at bay. And after a whirlwind of … Continue reading

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CTV News | Grammy Award nomination for Montreal artist a big boost as she battles post-COVID symptoms

By Cindy Sherwin February 24, 2021 MONTREAL — Luna Pearl Woolf sank to her lowest point last November. The successful Montreal composer was emotionally and physically worn out from living with post-COVID symptoms for more than seven months. Tired of … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Toronto: Emotional Power and Bravura Performance in Tapestry Opera’s JACQUELINE

“kudos to Woolf for her beautiful musical idiom and her brilliant execution” Continue reading

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Opera Going Toronto reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE

Written by Ian Ritchie February 2020 Jacqueline du Pré, legendary golden-haired young cellist, unrivalled heir apparent to Casals and Rostropovich, inhabited a life transformed by multiple narrators after her death in 1987 into an almost mythical saga. A relentless surge … Continue reading

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SCHMOPERA reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE: COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

Written by Michael Zarathus-Cook February 23, 2020 Tapestry Opera continues their 40th anniversary season with Jacqueline, a commission for Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek and American composer Luna Pearl Woolf; the end result, directed by Tapestry Artistic Director Michael Mori, is something … Continue reading

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The Whole Note: Luna Pearl Woolf’s FIRE and FLOOD

This month Tapestry presents the world premiere of American composer Luna Pearl Woolf’s latest opera, Jacqueline. Coinciding with this is the Pentatone release of Woolf’s Fire and Flood on the Oxingale label (PTC5186803 naxosdirect.com). This striking vocal disc features mostly recent works for a cappella choir (the Choir … Continue reading

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Six Preludes

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Piano| ~19′

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Six Rags

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Piano| 17′

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Lewis Spratlan’s Bangladesh featured on Grammy winning album The Poetry of Places

We are excited to announce that Lewis Spratlan’s, Bangladesh, is one of the world premiere recordings featured on Nadia Shpachenko’s album The Poetry of Places, which was bestowed with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium. Victor and Marina … Continue reading

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Too Many Vodka Tonics

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For String Quartet | 5′

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To the Fire

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For 6 male voices or AATBBB choir | 13′

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Traum Durch die Dämmerung

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano and Piano| 5′

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One to One to One

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For 3 Female Voices, 3 Cellos, 3 Basses| 15′

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Lili’uokalani for Solo Cello

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello| 10′

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Unspoken Words

By Lewis Spratlan | For SATB Choir and Trombone|10′

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Charlottesville: Summer of 2017

By Lewis Spratlan | For Chamber Ensemble| ~20′

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