Richard Wernick (1934, American)

I’ve posted a few reviews of pieces of Richard Wernick over the years on Amazon.com, 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.

I’ve also reveiwed and now transfered here his Cadenzas and Variations for Violin Alone by Gregory Fulkerson, on New World Records 80313-2  (1995, original recording circa 1980) with works of Copland, Ornstein and Glass.

Comments are welcome