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HARBISON: Piano Trios / Gatsby Etudes / The Violist's Notebook / 10 Micro-Waltzes

Born in 1938 into a musical family, John Harbison studied at Harvard, and with Roger Sessions at Princeton. He is one of America’s most accomplished  musicians, with four symphonies, three operas and a Pulitzer Prize-winning cantata to his credit. Of his Piano Trio No. 2, Harbison writes: ‘[It] makes little contact with the Mozart-to-Shostakovich central trio repertoire, and a great deal with the transparency, ambiguity, and shiftiness of Papa Joseph Haydn’. The Gatsby Etudes, ‘pianistically challenging and fun to play’, were written while Harbison was preparing the opera The Great Gatsby for production by the Metropolitan Opera. The Violist’s Notebooks were inspired by Bartolomeo Campagnoli’s (1751-1827) Caprices for viola, Harbison’s own instrument. Other works on this disc include an earlier piano trio and a cello suite, which the composer describes as ‘baroque in origins, more private, and very compact’.


Harbison, John

  Piano Trio No. 2, "Short Stories"
1.   Play with flash player I. Tale 00:05:58
2.   Play with flash player II. Ballad 00:03:32
3.   Play with flash player III. Rumors and Reports 00:04:20
4.   Play with flash player IV. Enigma 00:03:51
  Gatsby Etudes
5.   Play with flash player No. 1. Parlors 00:01:57
6.   Play with flash player No. 2. Parties 00:02:47
7.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Green Light 00:03:46
  The Violist's Notebook, Book I
8.   Play with flash player No. 1. — 00:02:04
9.   Play with flash player No. 2. — 00:01:05
10.   Play with flash player No. 3. — 00:01:04
11.   Play with flash player No. 4. — 00:01:27
12.   Play with flash player No. 5. — 00:01:09
13.   Play with flash player No. 6. — 00:00:57
  The Violist's Notebook, Book II
14.   Play with flash player No. 1. — 00:01:14
15.   Play with flash player No. 2. — 00:00:58
16.   Play with flash player No. 3. — 00:01:39
17.   Play with flash player No. 4. — 00:00:55
18.   Play with flash player No. 5. — 00:01:19
19.   Play with flash player No. 6. — 00:01:40
  10 Micro-Waltzes
20.   Play with flash player 10 Micro - Waltzes 00:08:20
  Cucaraccia and Fugue
21.   Play with flash player Cucaraccia 00:01:18
22.   Play with flash player Fugue 00:03:00
  Cello Suite
23.   Play with flash player I. Preludio 00:02:09
24.   Play with flash player II. Fuga - Burletta 00:02:41
25.   Play with flash player III. Sarabanda 00:02:21
26.   Play with flash player IV. Giga 00:01:35
  Piano Trio No. 1
27.   Play with flash player Piano Trio No. 1 00:07:24

Total Playing Time: 01:10:30






Composer(s):
Harbison, John

Ensemble(s):
Amelia Piano Trio

Artist(s):
Aizawa, Rieko; Duckles, Jason; Harbison, John; Kavafian, Ida; Kreston, Anthea; Tenenbom, Steven

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559243

Barcode: 0636943924327

Release Date: 03/2007

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