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REALE, P.: Seven Deadly Sins / Violin Sonata,


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REALE, P.: Seven Deadly Sins / Violin Sonata, "Celtic Wedding" / Holiday Suite / Composers' Reminiscences (Mathaes, C. Valentine)

American composer Paul Reale studied with George Rochberg and George Crumb, and was awarded the Luckman Prize in 1995. Written especially for this recording, his Seven Deadly Sins uses observations of human nature as well as the emotions associated with mortal transgression, creating a work full of surprise and psychological contrast. Composers’ Reminiscences is Reale’s stylistic impression of seven iconic composers, while the ‘Celtic Wedding’ Sonata is part of a series inspired by Anglo-Celtic folk melodies. Based on familiar holiday tunes, the Holiday Suite is ‘good time music…devoid of pretension’. Soloist Jessica Mathaes is considered ‘a violinist like no other’ by The New York Times, and pianist Colette Valentine can also be heard on the acclaimed flute and piano anthology Eight Visions (Naxos 8.559629).

Reale, Paul

  7 Deadly Sins
1.   I. Anger 00:02:38
2.   II. Greed 00:03:18
3.   III. Gluttony 00:01:59
4.   IV. Sloth 00:03:35
5.   V. Lust 00:02:58
6.   VI. Envy 00:02:41
7.   VII. Pride 00:03:09
  Composers' Reminiscences (2009 version)
8.   I. Bartok 00:02:37
9.   II. Puccini 00:02:56
10.   III. Paganini 00:01:34
11.   IV. Webern 00:01:33
12.   V. Corelli 00:01:36
13.   VI. Ives 00:02:21
14.   VII. Haydn 00:01:55
  Violin Sonata, "Celtic Wedding"
15.   I. Molto energico ma moderato 00:06:21
16.   II. Entr'acte A 00:01:31
17.   III. Adagio 00:08:04
18.   IV. Entr'acte B 00:01:56
19.   V. Finale 00:06:19
  Holiday Suite
20.   I. Thanksgiving 00:01:35
21.   II. Christmas 00:02:48
22.   III. New Year 00:01:44

Total Playing Time: 01:05:08

Reale, Paul

Mathaes, Jessica; Valentine, Colette

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 9.70204

Barcode: 730099720410

Distribution Note(s):

May 2014 digital release. Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD.



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