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DUKE: Piano Concerto / Cello Concerto / Homage to Boston


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THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky

DUKE: Piano Concerto / Cello Concerto / Homage to Boston

The Russian-born composer Vernon Duke (Vladimir Dukelsky) produced a distinguished body of concert music. His Piano Concerto was written for Arthur Rubinstein, who had requested a 'one-movement piano concerto, pianistically grateful and not too cerebral', but it was never orchestrated by the composer and therefore never performed in his lifetime. The American conductor and painist Scott Dunn completed the work and gave its première at Carnegie Hall on 1999 to great accalim. Duke's Cello Concerto is a mature, overtly romantic work in which the influences of Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich can be heard. Dating from the same period, his Homage to Boston suite is dedicated 'to the members of the Boston Symphony', and portrays various people and places in Boston familiar to the composer.

Duke, Vernon
Dunn, Scott, arranger(s)

  Piano Concerto
1.   Piano Concerto 00:18:20

Duke, Vernon

  Cello Concerto
2.   I. Maestoso 00:09:56
3.   II. Adagietto 00:09:52
4.   III. Allegro brioso 00:06:49
  Homage to Boston
5.   I. Charles River: Maestoso 00:02:14
6.   II. Boston Common: Mediativo - Più mosso (tempo giusto) 00:01:30
7.   III. Molly: Andantino con moto 00:02:24
8.   IV. The Poet and His Wife: Poco pomposo 00:01:18
9.   V. Dining at the Ritz: Tempo di Valse de Salon 00:00:51
10.   VI. Prokofieff in Louisburg Square: Quasi gavotte 00:01:02
11.   VII. Midnight Train: Mecanicamente 00:03:13

Total Playing Time: 00:57:29

Duke, Vernon

Dunn, Scott

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Dunn, Scott; Magill, Sam

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559286

Barcode: 0636943928622

Physical Release: 11/2007

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