A delightful recording of Elena Ruher’s Chamber Works.
Called a “composer to watch” by Opera News, Elena Ruehr’s music has been performed by the Borremeo String Quartet, the Shanghai String Quartet, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (where she was composer in residence from 2000-2005), and the Cincinnati Symphony, among others. Dr. Ruehr was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2009 and she teaches in the music department at MIT.
“With a light touch, Elena Ruehr’s music grabs your attention in a ‘what’s that over there in the distance?’ sort of way. Upon a closer look, the music is a careful balance of gorgeous sonorities, descriptive themes, and vibrant rhythm.” (Endless Possibilities)
“Ruehr’s chamber music is lovely. She crafts her materials with an experienced hand, fully aware that less is more. …Well worth investigating. Ruehr’s voice is as memorable as it is gentle.” (Fanfare)