The solo performances of Richard Burdick

Solo 129

Richard Burdick's recital April 29 2012

Richard Burdick in Concert

Sunday April 29th 2012 7:30
@
St. Luke's Anglican Church
3233 Argyle Road, Regina

Excerpt from Symphony # 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G. Mahler

Grand Caprice #1, opus 32:1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. F.  Gallay

Grand Caprice #3, opus 32:3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. F.  Gallay

Grand Sextet # 5, opus 10:5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. F. Dauprat

Grand Sextet # 4, opus 10:5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. F. Dauprat

Intermission

Vista I, opus 166 for Horn and Videotape (“frozen”) . . . . . .  R. Burdick

Vista II, opus 174 for Horn and Videotape  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R. Burdick

Vista IV, opus 187 for Horn and Videotape  . . . . . . . . . . . . .R. Burdick

 

Richard O. Burdick (B. April 27, 1961) a Canadian / American composer and French hornist.

Richard Oscar Burdick was born in Berkeley California in 1961. His father Rev. Oscar Burdick worked as a librarian for Pacific School of Religion and still plays organ for Arlington Community Church, the Seventh Day Baptist Church and Pacific School of Religion.
Richard Grew up in El Cerrito California, attending El Cerrito High School from 1975 to 1978. He was then a composition major at California State University @ Hayward from 1978-1981, where he studied with Robert Basart and Glen Glasow.
From 1981 to 1984 He presented over 20 concerts creating the “Circle Concerts” concert series. A number of his early compositions premiered on that series including Richard’s First Chamber Symphony. He also presented a few other groups such as a harpsichord recital by Jean Nandi (the daughter of Alan Hovhaness), a Celtic music ensemble and The Kings Trumpets and Shawms. A free publication: “Circle Magazine” with music writings and art, was given out at those concerts.
Mr. Burdick Managed Trinity Chamber Concerts a chamber music series in Berkeley, from 1984-2003 producing over 400 concerts during his tenure. At least 30 of his compositions premiered on the Trinity Chamber Concert series.
He worked full-time as fourth Horn of Sacramento Symphony from 1990-1996 for whom he wrote a few arrangements.
In 1996 & 7 he again established the non-profit corporation “Circle Concerts” where he helped to present almost 70 concerts in communities around Northern California. Under this series he performed solo concerts in Chico, Davis, Napa, Sacramento, and more.
He has been principle horn of Regina Symphony in Regina, Saskatchewan since 2003.
Richard Burdick wrote a number of compositions in the 1970's in an experimental graphic form greatly influenced by the Dutch composer Ton Brynel. Starting in the early 1980's Richard has been working on compositions mostly based on the 64 scales inspired by the the I Ching which he has developed. Like the scales of Northern India, the trigrams (each of three lines suggesting half and wholes steps) are separated by a perfect fifth. His first version of these scales did not have the separation of the fifth. The third (and current) version of his scales keeps the fifth separation, but is overlaid upon the harmonic series, so each scale has its own key based on the harmonics from 64 to 128. These current scales could be categorized as “microtonal” but in reality they are equal-non-tempered scales.

 

 

 

 

 

Complete list of recitals. 
Solo 127Recital TourSolo 130

CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2

Burdick's CD41Music by:
R. Burdick
J. Graas, R. Johnson
J. Ott, A. M. Ingalis
A. D. Schmutz, T. Strong

CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5

Burdick's CD40Retrospective II
Horn Quartets:
No. 1, Op. 39,
No. 2, Op. 51,
 No. 3, Op. 136,
  No. 4, Op. 149,
                       No. 5, Op. 154

CD39 Bach by Popular Demand

CD39 A sequel toCD39 cover-88
R. Burdick's
Easter Oratorio CD and his Favorites CD Bach Cantatas, 26, 84 & 99

CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts

CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: CD 38 Locke-Brokenall 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.

CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

CD37 Richard Burdick's compositions:
Earth & Moon, Op. 202
Polar Flux, Op. 204 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

A multi-track recording of Mr. Burdick:
A microtonal duet (Op. 204) & quartet (Op. 202)

64 tones per octave.

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Natural horn Burdick Beautiful authentic practice classical era natural horn music, for horn trio and duo.

A very popular style of music in Beethoven's lifetime.

CD35 Twenty-Two Trios
for Horns

CD35 Twenty-two Trios
fCD35or Horn, Op. 156

Nothing else like it for horn ensemble! These trios are full of memorable tunes interwoven in fascinating ways, with wonderful twists and turns.

CD34 Natural Horn Music FOUND

Thanks to IMSLP a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure CD34composers, which I'm happy to present here performed on the Natural horn. Nineteenth Century composers Du Puy, Comte de Champigny, Alexandre Javault, Johann Peter Heuschekel. Released February 2013.

CD32 American Horn Music
American Horn Music
of the 40's & 50's

CD32

“This CD proves that what may have sounded weird sixty years ago now sounds normal and often beautiful.”

There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!

Let’s not forget the music of:
Wendell Otey
Alan Hovhaness
Henry Cowell
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Gunther Schuller.