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Music for Violin and Piano from Two 20th Century American Masters

June 21, 2007

In Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio violinist Philippe Quint and pianist William Wolfram recorded works by American composers John Corigliano and Virgil Thomson. Between 1928 and 1988 Virgil Thomson composed almost 150 musical portraits. Recorded were Five Ladies for violin and piano, Three Portraits for violin and piano, and Eight Portraits for violin solo. John Corigliano's Sonata for violin and piano (1962-63) completed the sessions. The Washington Post described it as a complex, lyrical work, containing "some of the loveliest and most delicate music written in the past half-century".

The sessions took place from June 10 to 11, and were produced and engineered by Norbert Kraft and Bonnie Silver.

Recording session with Philippe Quint,
violin and William Wolfram, piano

Photo and video courtesy of Bonnie Silver and Norbert Kraft










 
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