Postcards from America-OB/PN
Composer: Kander, Susan
Publisher: Subito Music (USA)
for oboe and piano
by Susan Kander (b. 1957)- American composer
- Greetings from the Empire State State Building!
- Greetings from the Statue of Liberty!
- Greetings from the Brooklyn Bridge!
Performed at 2009 IDRS Conference in Birmingham, UK. Commissioned by Michele Fiala and Donald Speer.
Audiophile Audition: “…a very clever work that seeks its inspiration from feelings….the music depicts what sense of the unreal or the imposing or even a little frightening a person who has never seen New York before must feel. This is a most interesting work, is quite effective and to Kander’s credit, does avoid any traps of clichéd writing.”
BBC Music Magazine: “…a poignant narration of the immigrant experience.”
Fanfare Magazine: “…Michele Fiala’s oboe and Donald Speer’s piano tell the tale in a most effective manner.”
The following link is to the composer's website in which sound files of the piece may be heard: http://susankander.net/works/postcards-from-america/