SHADOWS OF ANCIENT DREAMS was originally released in 1997, and features clarinetist F. Gerard Errante performing the works of Charles Bestor, Robert Scott Thompson, Todd Winkler, Douglas Quin, and Michael Lowenstern.
A long-time advocate of new music, F. Gerard Errante has enjoyed a performance and recording career spanning decades. A native New Yorker (Brooklyn), he began his music career like so many do – in a public school music program. His love for music and his aptitude for woodwinds drove his pursuit of music all the way to college. Most of his family had advanced careers in medicine; Gerry’s calling was music. He became a dedicated student and scholar of music first at Queens College (BA), then at Wisconsin, (MA). He did his doctoral work at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and completed his DMA there in 1970.
In 2008 PARMA Recordings acquired Capstone Records, the highly respected New York-based classical label founded by composer Richard Brooks in 1986, with the intent of shepherding the company and its music into the digital era. This product, originally released on Capstone and now presented by PARMA’s Ravello Records imprint, is one of a series of re-releases from the catalog called THE CAPSTONE COLLECTION.