Eckardt: A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, from Book 2: Asarum canadense, “Wild Ginger”

  • Season: 2015-16
  • Series: OpenICE
  • Composer Name: Jason Eckardt
  • Composer Dates: 1971-
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  • Precise Instrumentation: Bassoon solo
  • Performers: Rebekah Heller

Musicological Comments

Of bassoonist Rebekah Heller's recent concert at the Abrons Arts Center, David Allen of The New York Times wrote, "Jason Eckardt’s 'Wild Ginger' (2014), from his continuing 'A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals,' aped its floral subject evocatively, with a mystery that seemed to unravel as it fluttered in [Rebekah] Heller’s breathy, floating lines."