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American Masterpieces For Piano Duo

Bolcom / Copland / Brubeck / Wang-rodgers Duo
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1427   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William BolcomDave BrubeckLeonard BernsteinAaron Copland
Performer:  Bradley RobinsonJennifer Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“I can’t recall enjoying listening to an album with multiple composers as much as this one. It’s a fascinating blend of dance, jazz, and Latin idioms, but what captivated me most was the sense of humour and fun in the music.” - Audiophile Audition

The works featured on this recording are not united by a single topic or style. What they share is that they are extraordinary, yet seldom heard examples of American music for two pianists. Performed by the husband-and-wife piano duo team of Stacy Rodgers and Diane Wang, the ensemble is a perennial favorite of audiences, with their programs offering an intriguing bland of standard four-hand and two-piano repertoire and daring new works by contemporary composers. Stacy
Read more Rodgers is on the faculty at the University of Mississippi and a graduate of Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Austin. Also on the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Diane Wang is a member of the faculty woodwind quintet and performs both as a pianist and flutist. She holds degrees from Indiana University and The University of Texas at Austin. - Albany Music Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Recuerdos by William Bolcom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2006/10/2006 
Venue:  Main Stage of the Gertrude Castellow For 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Points on Jazz, for piano by Dave Brubeck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 08/2006/10/2006 
Venue:  Main Stage of the Gertrude Castellow For 
Length: 25 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Arias & Barcarolles (7 of 9 songs in this set are by Bernstein), for mezzo-soprano, baritone, string by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Bradley Robinson (), Jennifer Robinson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo
Period: Modern 
Written: 1988 
Date of Recording: 08/2006/10/2006 
Venue:  Main Stage of the Gertrude Castellow For 
Length: 28 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
El salón México by Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2006/10/2006 
Venue:  Main Stage of the Gertrude Castellow For 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Recuerdos: I. Choro - Homage to Nazareth
Recuerdos: II. Paseo - a la memoire de Louis-Moreau Gottschalk
Recuerdos: III. Valse Venezolano - a la memoire de Ramon Delgado Palacios
El salon Mexico (arr. L. Bernstein for 2 pianos)
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): I. Prelude
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): II. Scherzo
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): III. Blues
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): IV. Fugue
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): V. Rag
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): VI. Chorale
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): VII. Waltz
Points on Jazz (arr. H. Brubeck for 2 pianos): VIII. A La Turk - Finale
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 1. Prelude
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 2. Love Duet
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 3. Little Smary
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 4. The Love of My Life
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 5. Greeting
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 6. Oif Mayn Khas'ne
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Webb Say Goodnight
Arias and Barcarolles: No. 8. Nachspiel

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