September 1, 2015

Produced by Judith Sherman
GRAMMY Award-winning Classical Producer of the Year

Momenta Quartet
Joseph Alessi, TROMBONE
Hugo Moreno, TRUMPET
Peggy Pearson, OBOE
Samuel Rhodes, VIOLA
Mei Rui, PIANO

all premiere recordings
Four to One (2011) for string quartet
Quartet for Oboe and Strings (2012)
As Above, So Below (2014)
for solo trombone
Three by Three (2009) for solo piano
Toying (2012) for solo trumpet
Omaggio a Gesualdo (2013) for string quintet
Multitude, Solitude (2013) for string quartet

Cover Artwork: Grace by Theresa Chong

Liner notes by Robert Kirzinger
Composer; Boston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Director of Program Publications, Editorial
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For Producer of the Year – Classical (2015)
For the full album, "Multitude, Solitude: Eric Nathan"


To judge from this powerful new compilation, the music of young American composer Eric Nathan would seem to be as diverse as it is arresting. [...] Yet as multifaceted as the composer’s stylistic voice may be, there’s a constant vein of ingenuity and expressive depth through the entire lineup, and the performances are splendid throughout.
— Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle (1.3.16)
“...hauntingly beautiful ... otherworldly”
— Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide
Eric Nathan — on the evidence of “Multitude Solitude” (Albany Records) — is among the new American voices worth hearing in solo and chamber compositions [...] The expert performances reveal a young composer with his own style and certainty, forthright, never overbearing, but at the same time not burdened by excessive reserve.
— Jay Harvey, Upstage (12.24.215)
It’s already a must buy.
— George Grella, New York Classical Review (9.21.14)
— The Brooklyn Rail (10.2015)
...Eric Nathan reflects on the tormented, avant-garde Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo in a piece that dramatizes the push-and-pull between past and present.
— Rhapsody, Top 10 Classical Albums, 11.15
...strikingly haunting... invites repeated listenings—four so far!
— Bob Neill, Positive-Feedback.com



Video from the CD Release Concert at (le) poisson rouge



All recordings copyright Albany Records, 2015
Album trailer video by Minos Papas, Cyprian Films
Album Cover Art: Grace (2007) by Theresa Chong, Courtesy of the Artist and Danese / Corey, NY
 Photo of Eric Nathan by Rebecca Fay Photography
Slideshow photos by John Whitaker Photography and Luyuan Nathan, as listed
Produced and engineered by Judith Sherman Engineering and editing assistant: Jeanne Velonis

Generous support for this recording was provided by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.
Follow the New Music USA Project Page for the album here

Additional generous support from 100 supporters from a Hatchfund campaign

As Above, So Below was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Music Director

Multitude, Solitude was commissioned by the Momenta Quartet and was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Omaggio a Gesualdo was commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival.

Quartet for Oboe and Strings was commissioned by Winsor Music.


Special thanks:

American Academy in Rome
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Susan Bush, Albany Records
Milina Barry
Theresa Chong
Robert Kirzinger
Minos Papas
Judith Sherman
Jeanne Velonis
Luyuan Nathan
Steven Stucky
John Harbison
Claude Baker
Sven-David Sandström
Kathryn Alexander

and the performers on this album

Omaggio a Gesualdo is dedicated to the memory of my late aunt Tera Younger.

This album is dedicated with love and gratitude to my parents Carl and Amy Nathan
for nurturing my love of music and being unwavering supporters.


Multitude, Solitude: Eric Nathan was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page.