Frederic Glesser

Frederic Glesser grew up near Toledo OH where his early musical influences were rock, jazz, and music of the Baroque era. He studied jazz with Gene Parker and had flute studies with Kay Hartsfeld. He was later educated at Kent State University (Bachelor of Music) in Ohio where he studied composition with James Waters and David Stewart, and studied flute with Raymond DeMattia and Maurice Sharp, former principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra. His graduate studies were undertaken at the University of Miami (Master of Music) in Florida where he studied composition with Dennis Kam. Glesser’s music has been presented at concert venues throughout the United States and Europe, Canada, Argentina, and Brazil, and festivals including: Kent-Blossom (United States), JazzWeek (Netherlands), New Music North (Canada), Modern American Composers (Ukraine, Armenia), Subtropics (United States), and Frontwave (United States). His compositions include works for small to medium ensemble, solo instrumental, and orchestra. Select works are recorded on Albany, ERM Media, North/ South, Zimbel Press, and Phasma (Greece).


Moto Finale

Release Date: December 10, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6388
21st Century
Piano Trio
MOTO FINALE brings the beloved chamber music series to a close with a number of works inspired by nature, loss, spiritual connection, and music of the past. The seasoned Trio Casals returns for this seventh and final installment to perform the works of seven composers in a diverse and conclusive capstone of modern composition. A fitting album to end the series, MOTO FINALE rewards the attention of listeners as it leads them on a journey of interweaving experiences. Trauma and chaos mingle with tranquility, nostalgia, melancholy, and hope, painting a broad emotional landscape.