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George Walker - 60th Anniversary Retrospective


Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 880   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George WalkerFranz Liszt
Performer:  Liuh-Wen TingLéo GrinhauzAiri YoshiokaAshley Home,   ... 
Conductor:  Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Son Sonora String QuartetNorth Texas University Wind EnsembleNorth Texas University Cappella Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Review quotes about "Lyric for Strings" by George Walker:

"Deserves to be as popular as the string elegies by Grieg, Faure and Elgar". Classical New Jersey
"Intense, haunting, lyrical beauty" News Journal, Mansfield, OH
"Hushed beauty and passionate intensity" American Record Guide
"A gorgeous find" Cincinnati Enquirer
"A finely crafted and deeply felt piece" Philadelphia Inquirer
"Intensely moving and beautiful" High Fidelity
"It reminds one of Barber's Adagio for Strings, only less sentimental and ultimately, more profound" Baltimore Evening Sun Read more /> "A Masterpiece" Fanfare Magazine
"One of the most beautiful pieces ever written" News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
"A Gem." Baltimore Sun
"As a piece of gentle art . . . it has few peers." Philadelphia Inquirer
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lyric for Strings by George Walker
Performer:  Liuh-Wen Ting (Viola), Léo Grinhauz (Cello), Airi Yoshioka (Violin),
Ashley Home (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Son Sonora String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946/1990; USA 
2.
Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano by George Walker
Performer:  Scott Anderson (Clarinet), Robert Pollock (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
3.
Canvas by George Walker
Performer:  Jonathan Howell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North Texas University Wind Ensemble,  North Texas University Cappella Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
4.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1, "Lyric"
Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano: I. quarter note = 92
Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano: II. quarter note = 58
Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano: III. quarter note = 88
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21
Canvas: Extract 1: Landscape, "The View Below": quarter note = 58
Canvas: Extract 2: Commentary, "Voices in the corridor": quarter note = 52
Canvas: Extract 3: Psalm 121, "The Horizon and Beyond": quarter note = 72

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