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LÉVY, F.E.: Cello Sonatas (Complete) (Ballantyne, Hiroko Sasaki)

    
      

 

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LÉVY, F.E.: Cello Sonatas (Complete) (Ballantyne, Hiroko Sasaki)

Frank Ezra Lévy trained as a cellist at the Juilliard School, but despite a long professional career as a performer the cello has not dominated his prolific work as a composer. The five Cello Sonatas span a period of 32 years, the last written especially for this recording. Having inherited rhythmic flexibility and modal sensitivity from his father Ernst Lévy it is no surprise to hear these works reflecting a strong belief in the gravitational pull of tonality, the search for a tonal centre intensifying the expressive character of each sonata while at the same time communicating with striking clarity of form. Also performed by Scott Ballantyne, Lévy’s impressive Second Cello Concerto can be found on Naxos 8.559234.


Levy, Frank Ezra

  Cello Sonata No. 1
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro agitato 00:04:28
2.   Play with flash player II. Vivace 00:03:20
3.   Play with flash player III. Molto adagio 00:02:50
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro molto 00:03:28
  Cello Sonata No. 2
5.   Play with flash player I. Molto moderato 00:05:03
6.   Play with flash player II. Leggiero 00:02:56
7.   Play with flash player III. Andantino 00:03:24
8.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro marcato 00:04:04
  Cello Sonata No. 3
9.   Play with flash player I. Adagio 00:03:54
10.   Play with flash player II. Presto 00:02:17
11.   Play with flash player III. Lento 00:03:34
12.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro 00:04:48
  Cello Sonata No. 4
13.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:05:13
14.   Play with flash player II. Lento 00:07:02
15.   Play with flash player III. Vivace 00:02:48
16.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro moderato 00:05:19
  Cello Sonata No. 5
17.   Play with flash player I. Adagio 00:08:40
18.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto 00:05:43

Total Playing Time: 01:18:51






Composer(s):
Levy, Frank Ezra

Artist(s):
Ballantyne, Scott; Sasaki, Hiroko

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 9.70195

Barcode: 730099719513

Release Date: 04/2014

 

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