Orchestral, Chamber, and Choral Works By Marie Nelson Bennett

Marie Nelson Bennett composer

Richard Stoltzman clarinet
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project | Gil Rose conductor
Holly Gornik English horn
David Pihl piano
Prague Symphony | Roger Briggs conductor
Laurel Ann Maurer flute
Russell Harlow clarinet
Pamela Jones piano
Solveig Lunde Madsen piano
Pro Musica Chorus and Orchestra | John Marlow Nielson conductor

Release Date: November 30, 2010
Catalog #: RR7809
Format: Digital & Physical
20th Century

EXCURSIONS is a two-disc set featuring the works of Utah composer Marie Nelson Bennett. Bennett paints beautiful portraits with her music, musically illustrating the scenery of a field of flowers, the movements of the ocean, the sorrow of a funeral, and more. Featured performers on EXCURSIONS include Richard Stoltzman, Holly Gornick, and Solveig Lunde Madsen.


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Artist Information

Marie Nelson Bennett


Utah composer, Marie Nelson Bennett (1926 – 2018), earned her music degree from Yale while studying with Paul Hindemith. She earned her PhD in composition from the University of Utah.

Richard Stoltzman


Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument, and is still the world’s foremost clarinetist. Stoltzman gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and, in 1986, became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. As one of today’s most sought-after artists, Stoltzman has been a soloist with more than a hundred orchestras as well as a recitalist and chamber music performer, innovative jazz artist, and prolific recording artist. A two-time Grammy Award winner, he has amazed critics and audiences alike in repertory spanning many musical genres.