Poetic Images Beyond Poetry

Selected Works For Orchestra

Marga Richter composer

Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz conductor

Release Date: February 13, 2013
Catalog #: RR7867
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century

Composed with integrity, mystery, and ambition, the orchestral works of Marga Richter thrive on the emotional and the visceral, conjuring vast and majestic imagery with poetic and dramatic underpinnings. POETIC IMAGES BEYOND POETRY includes three of Richter’s works for orchestra, each of which present a tonal and moving representation of their various influences: Out of Shadows and Solitude, inspired by the flight of a condor over clouded mountaintops; Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark, based on Richter’s early dance music and boogie-woogie; and Spectral Chimes: Enshrouded Hills, permeated with imagery from Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. POETIC IMAGES BEYOND POETRY features performances by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, both under conductor Gerard Schwarz.


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Artist Information

Marga Richter


Midwest-native composer Marga Richter grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota prior to moving to New York, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in composition from The Juilliard School. Her compositional output consists of over 150 works encompassing virtually every genre of classical music. Her orchestral music has been played by more than 50 orchestras including the Atlanta and Milwaukee Symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra, and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.