Spring Fever

Spring Fever is a rhapsody on spring themes.  It is not a portrait of flowers and gardens, but rather an impression of awakenings that occur.  Love, growth and the fervor of activity coupled with peace and tranquility all served as inspiration for the work.  Musically, Spring Fever is influenced by Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and paraphrases a moment from each.

Don Mokrynski, clarinet; Kurt Briggs, violin; Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano from Albany TROY1693 http://www.albanyrecords.com Cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a composer who "has that rarest of inventive gifts, a personal voice," Steven Burke is being recognized as one of the leading voices of his generation.