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DUKE: Piano Concerto / Cello Concerto / Homage to Boston



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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.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto 00:18:20

Duke, Vernon

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

Release Date: 11/2007

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