New CD of music by Ross Bauer, including the quartets Heartstrings, The Near Beyond, and Piano Quartet, as well as five Dickinson settings for Soprano and piano "The Waters Wrecked the Sky", and Tribute for cello and piano. Artists include the Empyrean and Meitar Ensembles.
"Ross Bauer's music is intensely lyrical, powerfully dramatic, harmonically rich and variegated, beautifully proportioned, rhythmically agile and dynamic, vibrantly hued, and emotionally and expressively generous. The stellar performances on this disc will bear this out for the listener. Bauer is a consummate composer, deeply committed to writing music exhibiting not only the utmost skill and integrity, but also the desire to connect with his listeners. On the faculty at the University of California, Davis, Bauer's music appears on the Albany, GM, Centaur and New World record labels. He received a 2005 Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Walter Hinrichsen Award."