Richard Wernick (1934, American)

I’ve posted a few reviews of pieces of Richard Wernick over the years on, which I need to transfer over here, and although none called for a negative reaction, I haven’t found most of them paticularly oustanding and memorable. The one exception is his KaddishRequiem (A Secular Service for the Victims of Indochina) on Spectrum: New American Music. Works of Stefan Wolpe, Seymour Shifrin, George Rochberg, Milton Babbitt, Richard Wernick. The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg. Elektra Nonesuch 9 79222-2 (1990). That’s a memorable piece indeed.

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