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BOLCOM: Works for Cello (Complete)


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BOLCOM: Works for Cello (Complete)

William Bolcom’s compositions, widely performed and recorded, include seven symphonies, various concertos, six operas and an extensive catalogue of chamber music. This recording of his complete works for cello begins with Capriccio, written in a sonata-like form that combines aspects of Milhaud and Brahms. Bolcom’s Suite No. 1 expands on stage music written for Arthur Miller’s tragic Broken Glass, and reflects the play’s somber mood. The one-movement Décalage is strongly influenced by the music of Pierre Boulez, and the bleak and barren universe of Dark Music recalls certain plays of Samuel Beckett. In contrast to these last two works, Bolcom’s Cello Sonata returns to a traditional form and world of sound, echoing the models of Schubert and Brahms.

Bolcom, William

1.   I. Allegro con spirito - Very rhythmic 00:02:18
2.   II. Molto adagio espressivo 00:03:36
3.   III. Like a barcarolle - Tempo giusto 00:03:24
4.   IV. Gingando (Brazilian Tango Tempo), "Tombeau d'Ernesto Nazareth" 00:05:45
  Cello Suite No. 1 in C Minor
5.   I. Prelude 00:02:07
6.   II. Arioso 1 00:02:48
7.   III. Badinerie 00:01:49
8.   IV. Arioso 2 00:03:30
9.   V. Alla sarabanda 00:06:30
10.   Decalage 00:07:44
  Dark Music
11.   Dark Music 00:09:22
  Cello Sonata
12.   I. Allegro inquieto - Non troppo presto 00:07:25
13.   II. Adagio semplice 00:07:58
14.   III. Allegro assai - Steady tempo, but uneasy 00:03:06

Total Playing Time: 01:07:22

Bolcom, William

Fischer, Norman; Kierman Fischer, Jeanne; Moore, Andrea

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Catalogue No: 8.559348

Barcode: 0636943934821

Physical Release: 10/2007

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