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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Nr katalogowy: CHAN 10881
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: listopad 2015
EAN: 95115188125
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna, 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): angielski, angielski (USA)
Instrumenty: wiolonczela, fortepian
Rodzaj: sonata

Barber / Bernstein / Carter: American Works for Cello and Piano

Chandos - CHAN 10881
Paul Watkins, cello
Huw Watkins, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Limelight ArkivMusic Best of
Samuel Barber:
Sonata, Op. 6
Elliot Carter:
Aaron Copland:
Waltz and Celebration
George Crumb:
Sonata for Solo Cello
Leonard Bernstein:
Three Meditations from Mass
Having explored much of twentieth-century British works for cello and piano, the Watkins brothers now turn their attention to

the American contribution to this repertoire. The music spans a fascinating period of some four decades of intensive

compositional activity in the United-States. The earliest piece in the collection, Barber’s Cello Sonata (1932), was for many

years considered as the only modern work in the genre. It is imbued with an intensely romantic spirit utterly different from the

folk-tinged nationalism of contemporaneous music by Copland, represented here by arrangements of two numbers from his

popular cowboy ballet Billy the Kid. Carter’s highly original and technically demanding Cello Sonata and Crumb’s

idiosyncratic Sonata for Solo Cello are worlds apart from the traditional vein of Barber piece. The works marked watershed

moments in the stylistic development of two of the most imaginative and distinctive creative voices of their time. Lastly, the

‘Meditations’ offer a contrast between searing melancholy and moments of jazzy dynamism, typical of Bernstein’s stylistic


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