ZEBRINA RECORDS latest releases...Search "Mark Petering" on iTunes or imslp.org for sheet music and scores.VITRUVIAN MAN - MUSIC OF MARK PETERING performed LIVE by FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE of Chicago
THE OCEAN ALBUM - Mark Petering, solo piano
featuring 11 original and inspirational piano compositions
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ZEBRINA RECORDS has teamed up with new label COORDINATOR to produce MUSIC FOR FILM - MUSIC FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE featuring the electronic music of Mark Petering. Please search "Mark Petering" for iTunes download.
ZEBRINA RECORDS introduces new recordings with Milwaukee Symphony's Frank Almond and Sang Shen, Philadelphia Orchestra's Jason DePue, and Internationally recognized Bayanist Stas Venglevski. Please search "Mark Petering" for iTunes download.
ZEBRINA RECORDS proudly introduces...
THE TOMTEN AND THE FOX and more -
New Classical Music for Children
Featuring music by Mark Petering
The NEXT PETER AND THE WOLF
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILIES…
AN ASTRID LIDGREN STORY...HEAR A STRADIVARIUS VIOLIN...MEET THE COMPOSER
THE TOMTEN AND THE FOX and more - NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
Featuring MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Musicians CD FEATURES A NARRATED STORY THE TOMTEN & THE FOX by Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking author)
…The gnome Tomten protects a winter farm from a hungry fox that likes to eat chickens…
FIVE ANIMALS for Wind Quintet, MISSISSIPPI DELTA COUNTRY for Flute and Bassoon, JOURNEY for Two Violins, & STRING QUARTET FOR A PET RABBIT
MEET THE COMPOSER - Hostess Norene talks to Mark before tracks. HEAR A STRADIVARIUS VIOLIN played by Concertmaster Frank Almond on 4 tracks.
Meet the composer as Norene talks with Mark before each selection. The recording features Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra musicians including Frank Almond, Concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition. Mr. Almond is playing his Stradivarius violin on Journey and String Quartet for a Pet Rabbit.
"Petering is clever and vivid; kids will not miss the connection between the music and the words...Petering is a skilled orchestrator and adept tunesmith. And he isn't merely a copycat; the Prokofiev sound here is tempered with with Coplandisms. It's charming music and the narration is well written and expertly delivered...The additional pieces reveal Petering's fluent sense of melody and feel for idiomatic instrumental writing. They, like Tomten, are programmatic, even pictorial."
Tom Strini, Music Critic, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"The Tomten and the Fox" is a marvelous recording. The story and its characters are wonderfully depicted by the music and it is easily accesible to kids of all ages. The CD is an ideal way to introduce young people to classical music."
Frank Almond, Concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
"Mark Petering has a gift for telling a story with music. His depictions of animals are lots of fun for the young listener...The Tomten and the Fox is also a big hit with my two daughters. It's great to see a talented composer writing for a young audience."
Bill Helmers, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Principal Clarinet, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
"I like Wolf best!"
Kyle, age 8, Richards Elementary School
"My favorite is Carriage Ride Home!"
Willy, age 8, Richards Elementary School
"Mark's music is an absolute delight. Even as a relatively young composer, he has developed a whimsical style that is his own. Each animal in The Tomten and the Fox, as well as the other animals on his fine CD, are easily recognized by the character of the music. Children will be thrilled!"
Judy Ormund, Piccolo/Flute, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
"As conductor of the premiere performance of the orchestral version
of Tomten, I was impressed that the audience of both adults and children was
particularly attentive throughout the entire performance - something quite
rare at children's concerts. The music added to the story's simple yet powerful
message of the virtue of sharing. As a parent, I would love to experience
the book and the music together as well as the other selections on the recording.
What a wonderful family activity."
Andrews Sill, Associate Conductor, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra