Postcards from America 2009, 19′

oboe, pno

Commissioned by the Fiala/Speer duo with support from Western Kentucky University

Available from Subito Music

Recorded on the album

Overheard: New Music for Oboe and English Horn (MSR Classics 1403)

Greetings from the Empire State State Building!
Greetings from the Statue of Liberty!
Greetings from the Brooklyn Bridge!

Performance by

Michele Fiala, oboe

David Speers, piano

“…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.” – Audiophile Audition

“…a poignant narration of the immigrant experience.” – BBC Music Magazine

“…Michele Fiala’s oboe and Donald Speer’s piano tell the tale in a most effective manner.”– Fanfare Magazine