Max Lifchitz

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Max Lifchitz. (b. Mexico City, Mexico, 1948) is a classical pianist, composer, and conductor.[1]

Lifchitz was born and grew up in Mexico City. After one year of study in Mexico, he came to the United States in 1966[1] and graduated from The Juilliard School of Music and Harvard University.[2] He has appeared in concert and recital throughout the US, Latin America and Europe.[1] In 1980, he founded the North/South Consonance Ensemble, which is dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music from the Americas; he serves as the ensemble's director.[1]

Lifchitz has served on the faculty of Columbia University and the University at Albany, The State University of New York.[1] He is the executor of the estate of Mexican composer Carlos Chávez.[3]

Max Lifchitz was awarded first prize in the 1976 International Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Twentieth Century Music held in the Netherlands.[2]

Compositions[edit]

  • Mosaicos, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, double bass and piano (1971)
  • Roberta, orchestra (1973)
  • Exploitations, solo double bass, chamer ensemble and tape (1975)
  • Intervencion, violin and chamber orchestra (1976)
  • Exceptional String Quartet, 4 double basses (players wear small sleigh bells on wrist of right arm) (1977)
  • Rhythmic Soundscape, piano and percussion (1978)
  • Affinities, piano (pub. 1979)
  • Transformations, cello (1979)
  • Winter Counterpoint, flute, oboe, bassoon, viola and piano (1979)
  • Yellow Ribbons #1, flute and piano (pub. 1981)
  • Yellow Ribbons #6, flute and piano (pub. 1982)
  • Yellow Ribbons #11, wind ensemble [2 fl, 2 cl, 2 ob, 2 hn, 2 bsn] (1982)
  • Yellow Ribbons #12, chamber ensemble [2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn, 1 cntr-bsn, 3 horn, va, vc, db] (1982)
  • Yellow Ribbons #13, clarinet (pub. 1982)
  • Yellow Ribbons #15, chamber ensemble [fl, ob, cl, vln, vc, pf] (1982)
  • Night Voices No. 3, oboe and piano (pub. 1984)
  • Transformaciones 2, violin (pub. 1986)
  • Yellow Ribbons #25, flute, alto sax, tenor trombone, percussion and double bass (pub. 1986)
  • Pulsations, 4 percussionists (1988)
  • Mosaico latinoamericano, flute and piano (1991)
  • Explorations, double bass, chamber ensemble and tape[1]

Discography[edit]

  • 1989 - Bronx Arts Ensemble (New World)
  • 1995 - Of Bondage and Freedom (North/South)
  • 1996 - Mexico: 100 Years of Piano Music (North/South)
  • 1999 - Elan (North/South)
  • 2003 - Carnaval/Carnival: Music from Brazil and the U.S. (North/South)
  • 2003 - Millennium Overture: Music by American Composers (North/South)
  • 2003 - Elizabeth Bell: Snows of Yesteryear (North/South)
  • 2004 - American Tapestry (North/South)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music.http://www.pytheasmusic.org/lifchitz.html
  2. ^ a b North South Consonance. About Max Lifchitz.http://www.northsouthmusic.org/about.asp
  3. ^ Multicontinental man of music. http://www.albany.edu/pr/updates/3-2-7.html

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