Composer Paul Chihara comments: This cd is a labor of love. It represents my activities in concert, ballet, movies and Broadway and is unabashedly personal and romantic. One can think of Paul Chihara as several different composers: the Chihara of exquisite instrumental color; the Chihara of the theatre; and the Chihara of American popular music. Premiering throughout the U.S. and Europe for more than five decades, Chihara’s prize-winning concert works have earned him both domestic and international recognition. He was composer-in-residence for the San Francisco Ballet, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Marlboro Festival. He has composed scores for more than 100 motion pictures and television series. Active on Broadway, he was musical consultant and arranger for Sophisticated Ladies.
1. Love Music
2. Duo Concertante
3. Two Images
4. Embraceable Duo
5. Two Ellington String Quartet Fantasies (Harlem Quartet)