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Concert Music
Aspen Quartet - Burton Goldstein
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Aspen Quartet (2004)

Performances: LA County Museum of Art, Brussels Gran Place, Aspen Institute for Advanced Compositional Studies, San Francisco’s Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Winner: Lee Ettleson Award, of Composers, Inc. (1st place), AMC CAP Award


“...strong, propulsive...What I admired particularly about Goldstein’s work was the sureness of its narrative, the convincing way idea seemed to beget idea.”

                                                                - Alan Rich, LA Weekly

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Two Pieces for Orchestra (2016)

  orchestration of Two Pieces for Piano Quintet

1. Time Again

2. Time's Up

  MIDI realization by composer

Two Pieces for Orchestra - Burton Goldstein
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Ommateum for WW Quintet - Burton Goldstein
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Ommateum for Woodwind Quintet (2011)

  MIDI realization by composer

Cage 100 Party Piece (2013)

   for oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, accordion, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello & toy piano


I was one of 128 composers asked by the Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig (FZML) to write one page based on the last bar of the previous page (which gave me only 3 pitches), to honor Cage's 100th birthday

Performed October 17, 2013, Miller Theatre, Columbia School of the Arts by Ensemble Either/Or, Richard Carrick, conductor

The first European premiere of the 125 Party Pieces took place in Leipzig's UT Connewitz, which was sold out that evening. A glorious concert, affected by musicians, who kissed their instruments as well as by confetti flying through the concert hall. All in all, it was a diversified, multicolored convert, realized with the help of the ensemble Work in Progress - Berlin, under the direction of conductor Gerhard Müller-Goldboom, January 20,2016

recording is a MIDI realization by the composer

Ommateum III - Burton Goldstein
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Ommateum III for String Quartet

  in progress - based on Ommateum for WW Quintet

  rough MIDI realization by composer - short clip

Light and Air - Burton Goldstein
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Light and Air (2009)

  flute, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, horn, tuba, percussion

 MIDI realization by composer



Aspen Duet III (2014)

  Bb clarinet and piano

Arrangement of the Aspen Quartet, which was written while a Fellow at the Aspen Institute for Advanced Compositional Studies, under Jacob Druckman and Bernard Rands

 MIDI realization by composer

Aspen Duet III - Burton Goldstein
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Canonic Variations on O Virtus (2012)

       for solo recorder

An antiphon by Hildegard von Bingen 

Selected by The International Composition Contest on the theme of the canonization of Hildegard von Bingem for performance by Gaby Bultman, as part of the 777-year anniversary of Berlin

 MIDI realization by composer

Canonic Variations on O Virtus - Burton Goldstein
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Pater Noster (2007)

   for choir SSAATTBB


Composed with the assistance of a grant from the Copland House and an AMC CAP Grant

Sung by The Gregg Smith Singers, cond. Gregg Smith, April 25, 2008 as part of The American Masterpieces Choral Music Festival at St. Peter's Church, NYC


Part of the NEA series American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of American Genius

Pater Noster - Burton Goldstein
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Pale Fire - Burton Goldstein
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Ommateum II - Burton Goldstein
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Sextet - Burton Goldstein
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Pale Fire (1994)

   flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano. harp & percussion


Commissioned with funds provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation

2nd Place, Independent Composers Association Composition Contest


Performed: April 6, 1994 - Bing Theater, LA County Museum of Art

   Stephen Stucky, conductor


Ommateum II (2011)

   for symphony orchestra

Midi realization by composer

Sextet (1988)

   for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion

Winner, 3rd Annual Pacific Composers Forum Competition, 1989

Performed by XTET - Donald Crockett, conductor

   September 6, 1990 - Japan American Theatre, Los Angeles

   May 17, 1989 - Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism, Los Angeles

Other performances:

  March 11-12, 1988 - SEAMUS-LA Tape Marathon

  April 22, 1990 - The Independent Composers Association presents Ten Southland Composers in Two Evenings

Cage 100 Party Piece - Burton Goldstein
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