Allen Sapp: Bibliography, Discography, and Works-List. Addenda.

The lists below are intended as updates to the bibliographies, discography/webography, and works-list presented in Alan Green’s Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (New York; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996).

Writings about Sapp

Entries are in chronological order.

  • Dufallo, Richard. Trackings: Composers Speak with Richard Dufallo. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.On p. 75, Richard Wernick remarks that Sapp enticed him to come to SUNY at Buffalo in 1964 as an assistant professor for a position that “was supposed to have a small amount of administrative work connected with it. And of course what happened was I ended up hardly teaching at all, because there was no time for it. I was putting in some sixty or seventy hours a week on the Creative Associates project.” Wernick left Buffalo for a position at the University of Chicago in 1965, in part because of the perceived interpersonal tension between the musicians associated with the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts. Wernick described it as being caught in “this kind of trap between Alan [sic] and Lukas on the one hand, and being trapped between different musicians; and trying to keep all of these forces reconciled . . . no one else was doing it.”
  • Gelfand, Janelle. “Fischer Loss Stuns CSO Patrons.” Cincinnati Enquirer, 17 March 1996.After it was announced that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra did not renew their contract with Principal Guest Conductor Ivan Fischer, Sapp commented that “[Fischer] struck me as being more than competent. . . . Coming in and taking over someone else’s orchestra is always tough.”
  • Gelfand, Janelle. “Classical Hall Idea Rolls Along: National Interest Up; Locals Make Progress.” Cincinnati Enquirer, 15 September 1996.In an article discussing the development of the Classical Music Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Gelfand states that the hall’s Foundation board “is co-chaired by composers Samuel Adler and Allen Sapp, and includes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller.”
  • Gelfand, Janelle. “CCO’s first disc pulsates ‘Energy.'” Cincinnati Enquirer, 22 September 1996.At the end of this article, which describes a recording of works by Eduardo Alonso- Crespo and Nancy Galbraith recorded by Keith Lockart and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, it is announced that Lockhart and the CCO “will record their second album next month, featuring works by Cincinnati composer Allen Sapp.”
  • Gelfand, Janelle. “Concert Reviews: Lockhart, CCO Begin Elegantly.” Cincinnati Enquirer, 30 September 1996.A review of Sapp’s Overture to The Women of Trachis, performed by Keith Lockhart and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra on 29 September 1996. “The opening oboe solo . . . was elegiac and poignant; the work’s flowing counterpoint was played elegantly by the strings. A brisk middle section, using serial technique, was as enthralling for the CCO’s edge-of-their-seat playing, as for its intriguing construction.”
  • Gelfand, Janelle. “Samuel Took CCM to New Level; Retiring Professor Made Orchestra Great.” Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 November 1996.Sapp comments upon the contributions made by his long time colleague and friend Gerhard Samuel to the orchestral program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). “He’s created something unparalleled for discipline, precision, and excellence of sound. . . . No other [university] orchestra equals [the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra] in versatility and repertory, with its heavy concentration of 20th-century music. It’s been an imaginative series of 20 years, in which he has created a different kind of training climate.”
  • Palmieri, Robert. Review of Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (New York; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996). American Reference Books Annual (1997): 475.
  • Heintze, James. R. Review of Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (New York; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996). Choice 34 (February 1997): 943.
  • Johnson, Robert O. Review of Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (New York; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996). RQ 36, no. 3 (spring 1997): 447-48.
  • Sickbert, Murl. Review of Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (New York; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996). Notes 54, no. 3 (March 1998): 714-16.

Discography

A Concerto for Chamber Orchestra: “The Four Reasons” (W122)

D43. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart. On Allen Sapp. New York: Composers Recordings, Inc., CRI CD 765. Recorded on 4 November 1996, Emery Theater, Cincinnati; released 1998. Compact disc.

Imaginary Creatures (W118)

D44. Eiji Hashimoto, harpsichord soloist, with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart. On Allen Sapp. New York: Composers Recordings, Inc., CRI CD 765. Recorded on 1 October and 4 November 1996, Emery Theater, Cincinnati; released 1998. Compact disc. See also: D39.

Overture to “The Women of Trachis” (W115)

D45. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart. On Allen Sapp. New York: Composers Recordings, Inc., CRI CD 765. Recorded on 1 October 1996, Emery Theater, Cincinnati; released 1998. Compact disc. See also: D15a, D15b.

Piano Sonata II (W16)

D46. Lambis Vassiliadis, piano. Hamburg: Koch Discover International, 920532. Released November 1999. Compact disc. See also: D16a, D16b.

Piano Sonata III (W19)

D47. Lambis Vassiliadis, piano. Hamburg: Koch Discover International, 920532. Released November 1999. Compact disc. See also: D17, D18a, D18b, D35.

Piano Sonata IV (W20)

D48. Lambis Vassiliadis, piano. Hamburg: Koch Discover International, 920532. Released November 1999. Compact disc. See also: D19a, D19b.

Works-List

W144. Concerto for Clarinets and Orchestra

Medium: Clarinet solo (playing B.Cl. in B-flat, Cl. in A, and Cl. in E-flat) with orchestra.
Composition date and location: 1996-97, Cincinnati, and Montclair, N.J.
Dedication: “for Elsa” [Tung-Wing Lam]
Location of holograph: Unknown.
Duration: 20 min.
Score: 56 p.
Instrumentation: 3 Fl., 2 Ob., 1 E.H., 2 Bn., 1 C.Bn., 4 Hn., 3 Tpt. in C, 3 Tbn., 1 Tuba, 2 Perc., Strings.
Movements: I. Allegro with fire! — II. Andante. — III. Presto, Joyfully!
First performance:

P144a. 4 March 1997, Elsa Tung-Wing Lam, clarinets, with the Concert Orchestra of the University of Cincinnati College-Comservatory of Music, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman, at Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Comservatory of Music.