Commissions/Premieres 2017-06-09T02:27:47+00:00

COMMISSIONS & PREMIERES

Since 1976, when the BAE gave the New York premiere of Debussy’s opera fragment La Chute de la Maison Usher, we have presented numerous New York and world premieres by John Freeman, Robert Baksa, Roberto Sierra, Meyer Kupferman, Oliver Caplan and many others. BAE’s CD list includes first recordings of the oratorio Bayoán and chamber opera El Mensajero de Plata by Roberto Sierra, Morton Gould’s Concerto Concertante, William Cepeda’s Bomba Sinfónica, and as well rarely-heard chamber pieces by Bruch, Rheinberger and Louise Farrenc. (Please visit our website for complete CD list.)

COMMISSIONS/PREMIERES

YearComposerTitlePremiere Status
2016Richard Padrón Travesia Africana for orchestraWorld
2014Oliver CaplanChasing Dreams for Later LightWorld
2012Oliver CaplanMy Elephant Cloud for piano, flute, clarinet and celloWorld
2012Adam HinesA/PartWorld
2011Oliver CaplanJourney to the West for flute, erhu and orchestraWorld
2010Stewart GoodyearDogged by Hellhounds (Revised Version)New York
2010Papo Vázquez The Oasis ProjectWorld
2010Oliver CaplanIlluminated by Light of Two Ships Passing in the NightWorld
2010Juan ColonThe Parsley MassacreWorld
2009Ray SantosThe BorinqueneersWorld
2009Oliver CaplanOn Pondering (2006)New York
2009Andrii DidorenkoTrio #2 for Violin, Cello and PianoNew York
2008Oliver CaplanWhen Words Are AbandonedWorld
2008Stewart GoodyearDogged by HellhoundsNew York
2008Ricardo PonsEl Origen del RecuerdoWorld
2007William CepedaBomba Sinfónica World
2007Papo Vázquez John ColtraneWorld
2006Robert BaksaReflections (clarinet, violin and cello)World
2006Oliver CaplanLaugh*Stay*Dance
2005Stanley GrillFive Pastoral Scenes (oboe, bassoon and strings)World
2004Jaime MadellTwo Preludes for PianoWorld
2004Johannes SomaryPinocchio and The Land of Toys
Libretto by Anthony Stein
World
2004Papo Vázquez Palomita (Afro-Caribbean Suite)World
2003Stanley GrillNonetWorld
2003Robert BaksaFantasia for English Horn and StringsNew York
2002Eleanor CoryO'Keefe's FloraWorld
2001Randall SvaneSojourner SuiteWorld
2001Paquito D'RiveraA Song for PeaceWorld
2000Manuel GonzalezLOS JÍBAROS PROGRESISTAS
(First fully-staged performance)
New York
1998Roberto SierraEl Mensajero de Plata
(First fully-staged performance)
Libretto by Myrna Casas
New York
1998Carlos FranzettiTango Fatal SuiteNew York
1998Robert KapilowElijah's Angel / Libretto by Jim FriedlandWorld
1997Roberto SierraEl Éxtasis De Santa Teresa New York
1997Lisa BielawaLuxWorld
1997Samuel ZymanConcerto for Guitar and StringsWorld
1996Marcel van RootselaarWings Abound/Tears/Longing for the SeaWorld
1996Ernesto Lecuona María La O (zarzuela) New York
1996Issachar MironLyzer the Miser (A Yiddish Folk Tale)World
1995Meyer KupfermanAmong the Windy Places (bassoon, violin, viola)World
1995William ScribnerElijah's Violin (Adapted by Robert Sherman)World
1994Wiliam MayerGood King WenceslasWorld
1994Robert O. JohnsonMesas for woodwind quintetWorld
1994Frank C. WarrenDrei Lieder for mezzo soprano, violin and celloWorld
1994Carlos GuastavinoSonetos Del Ruiseñor US
1994 Roberto SierraBayoán (based on writings of Eugenio María de Hostos) World
1993Robert BaksaQuintet for Clarinet, Bassoon and StringsWorld
1993Gerald CohenVariations on a Sephardic MelodyWorld
1992Soon Fu YuanThe Little Fox / Story by Noel LangleyWorld
1992Robert BaksaQuintet for Clarinet and StringsWorld
1992Johannes SomarySongs of Innocence
Poetry of William Blake (orchestrated version)
World
1992Soong Fu YuanNonet from the Opera "Tao Yuan"World
1992Robert BaksaTrio in Triptych (flute, oboe, harpsichord)New York
1992 Jaurés Lamarque-Pons Marta Gruni (ópera montevideana)
Libretto by Florencio Sanchez
US
1991Jaurés Lamarque-PonsConcertino De Otoño (piano, winds, bass, percussion)US
1991Domenico ZipoliMassUS
1991Sharon Moe MirandaThe City Mouse and the Country MouseWorld
1991Robert BaksaQuintet for Bassoon and StringsWorld
1990John EcclesThe Judgment of Paris (1701)New York
1989Luis Antonio RamirezTres Piezas BrevesNew York
1989Mark PeskanovYiddish DreamsWorld
1988David CheskyTrumpet ConcertoNew York
1988Roberto SierraEl Mensajero de Plata (The Silver Messenger)
Libretto by Myrna Casas
New York
1988Robert BaksaSextet for Horn and StringsWorld
1987Robert BaksaShort Fantasy for clarinet, horn and celloWorld
1987Russell CurrieLigeia / Libretto by Robert KornfeldWorld
1987Theo LoevendieThe Nightingale (1974)New York
1987Hector Campos-ParsiSonetos Sagrados (1986)New York
1987Alfreds KalninsSalinieki (The Islanders)US
1987John FreemanVan Cortlandt PolkaWorld
1987Meyer KupfermanImages of ChagallWorld
1986Sharon Moe MirandaThe Image of LucianaWorld
1986Manuel GonzalezMass in C MajorWorld
1985Jonathan TunickJohn Cheever SuiteWorld
1985Eric StokesFive Verbs of Earth Encircled (Orchestral suite with narrator)New York
1985Max LifchitzSpring CounterpointWorld
1985Morton GouldConcerto ConcertanteNew York
1985John FreemanString QuartetNew York
1985Robert BaksaNonetNew York
1985David CheskyConcerto for Vibraphone and OrchestraWorld
1985Russell CurrieA Dream Within a Dream
Libretto by Robert Kornfeld;
based on Poe's story The Fall of the House of Usher
World
1984Bruce SaylorTurns & Mordants (Concerto for flute and orchestra)World
1984William MayerWedding RompWorld
1984James KurtzPastorale for Oboe, Bassoon and StringsWorld
1983Manuel GonzalezLos JibarosWorld
1983John FreemanSuite for Wind OrchestraWorld
1983Max LifchitzYellow Ribbons No. 17World
1983Joseph Leniado-ChiraThe Legend of KineretWorld
1983Lawrence KramerChamber SonataWorld
1982Joonas KokkonenDurch Einem Spiegel (Through a Glass Darkly)
(harpsichord and strings)
US
1982Johannes SomarySongs on Words of KeatsNew York
1982Alfreds KalninsBanutaUS
1982Russell CurrieThe Cask of Amontillado (based on the Poe story)
Libretto by Carl Laanes
World
1981John FreemanOn the Green (brass quintet)World
1981Elisabeth Jacquet de la GuerreLe Sommeil D'UlisseNew York
1981John FreemanTo HelenWorld
1981William MayerLa Belle Dame Sans MerciWorld
1981Johannes SomaryI Love the Jocund DanceWorld
1981Heinrich HofmannOctett, Op. 80New York
1981Victoria BondSuite Aux TroubadoursNew York
1981John FreemanEpitaph for Edgar Allan PoeWorld
1980Philippe CourboisDom Quichote (ca. 1710)New York
1980Louise FarrencNonetto, Op. 38 (1849)New York
1980John FreemanAlong the RiverWorld
1980John FreemanString Quarter No. 2World
1980Manuel GonzalezEl Juramento (zarzuela in two acts)World
1979Manuel GonzalezThree Pieces for Woodwind QuintetWorld
1979Max LifchitzWinter CounterpointWord
1979John FreemanClarinet ConcertoWorld
1979Allan BlankFour Inventions for Bassoon and PianoWorld
1978Milton RosenstockThe Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (based on the Poe Story)World
1978Claude DebussyLa Chute de la Maison Usher Fragment of opera begun by Debussy,
based on the Poe Story;
reconstructed and edited by Carolyn Abbate
World
1978Rudolph PalmerIntroduction and Allegro for Woodwind QuintetWorld
1978Alvin BrehmSix Songs of Poems of Federico Garcia LorcaWorld
1978Allan BlankBicinium for Oboe and BassoonNew York
1977William MayerMiniaturesWorld
1977John FreemanThree Elizabethan Love SongsWorld
1977Allan BlankPaganini Variations for 10 windsWorld
1977John FreemanGarden Music (flute, oboe, bassoon)World
1977Galt MacDermotTrain of Thought (tenor, flute, clarinet, piano)World
1977Galt MacDermotMosaics (woodwind quintet)World
1976John FreemanSix Songs on Poems of e.e. cummingsWorld
1975Hale Smith
Variations for Piano and WindsWorld
1972John FreemanFantasy on a Theme by William Mayer World
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