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Myron Silberstein
Fanfare, November 2014

Among the most important releases I encountered this year was Hasse Borup and Heather Conner’s recording of works for violin and piano by Vincent Persichetti. The pieces on the disc highlight Persichetti’s infectious geniality and are a most welcome step to bringing this truly great composer before a wider audience. The playing is idiomatic and engaging throughout. © 2014 Fanfare



Myron Silberstein
Fanfare, September 2014

Vincent Persichetti was one of the most versatile and engaging composers of his generation. Much of his output remains virtually unknown…[and it is] gratifying to see the steady stream of recordings his works have enjoyed in recent years.

The sound engineering is skillful and clear…This disc is an important contribution to the documentation of Persichetti’s output and makes for very rewarding listening. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Lucy Jeffery
MusicWeb International, June 2014

These are fine interpretations and well-crafted performances. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Infodad.com, March 2014

…Persichetti’s works are well worth hearing, and the chamber music very ably performed by Hasse Borup and Heather Conner on…[this] CD shows Persichetti to be undeserving of his comparative neglect…all the pieces show his understanding of the instruments for which they were written and his ability to produce works that lie well on them and provide performers as well as listeners with well-thought-out material that is certainly worth exploring. © 2014 Infodad.com Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, March 2014

History may look back on the music of Vincent Persichetti and place him in the same level of importance as Aaron Copland in 20th century American composers…here we have a disc of world premiere recordings, which is a further exploration into long forgotten music from his prolific career, including the recently discovered two-movement Sonata for Violin and Piano. The Solo Violin Sonata comes from the world of Bartok, presenting the soloist with many technical challenges…The six short Piano Sonatinas could be viewed as works for early students…the attractive movements all hover around the one minute mark. The ten Masques for violin and piano are even shorter, and finally to four the cameos that form the Serenade. Performances come from two professors of the University of Utah School of Music, Hasse Borup and his very nimble pianist, Heather Conner. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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