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Boston Circa 1900: Harry Newton Redman, Clara Kathleen Rodgers

Rogers / Redman / Neely / Herbener
Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1423   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Harry Newton RedmanClara Kathleen Rogers
Performer:  David C. NeelyCatherine Herbener
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The distinguished violinist David C. Neely offers a program of two Boston composers who contributed significantly not only to the musical life of Boston, but also to American music. Harry Newton Redman (1869-1958) was hired by George W. Chadwick to teach at the New England Conservatory, which he did until his retirement in 1939. His musical output consists of five string quartets, two violin and piano sonatas, several piano sonatas and songs. He was also known as an avid painter. Clara Kathleen Rogers (1844-1931) studied piano, violin, cello and voice in Germany but could not study composition as no women were allowed in the composition classes at the Leipzig Conservatory. She had a successful career as an opera singer until she retired Read more upon her marriage. She then turned her efforts to composition. Her catalog includes more than 100 songs, two string quartets, piano works, a cello sonata and the sonata for violin and piano heard on this recording. How fortunate that we now have recordings of these works from two American composers of an earlier generation. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 17 by Harry Newton Redman
Performer:  David C. Neely (Violin), Catherine Herbener (Piano)
Period: 19th/20th Centuries 
Written: USA 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 16 by Harry Newton Redman
Performer:  David C. Neely (Violin), Catherine Herbener (Piano)
Period: 19th/20th Centuries 
Written: USA 
3. Sonata for Piano and Violin in D minor, Op. 25 by Clara Kathleen Rogers
Performer:  David C. Neely (Violin), Catherine Herbener (Piano)
Period: 19th/20th Centuries 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 17: I. Allegro con brio
Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 17: II. Andante
Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 17: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 17: IV. Andante
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 16: II. Andante con molto espressione
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro vivace
Sonata for Piano and Violin in D Minor, Op. 25: I. Allegro
Sonata for Piano and Violin in D Minor, Op. 25: II. Andante con espressione
Sonata for Piano and Violin in D Minor, Op. 25: III. Allegro giojoso

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Charming discoveries July 30, 2013 By Bob Lagaaij (Middelburg, Netherlands) See All My Reviews "What a surprise: two unjustly neglected American composers rediscovered: Harry Newton Redman en Clara Kathleen Rogers. The sonatas for piano and violin are well made pieces of music (the first one, op.17, by Harry Newton Redman is a good exemple of his unique voice)in an 100 % adequate performance by violinist David C. Neely and Catherine Herbener, piano. My wish for the future: more Boston circa 1900 (or New York, Detroit,Washington, Philadelphia....etc.)." Report Abuse
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