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Convergence - Brahms, Clearfield / Westphal, Ruvolo


Release Date: 02/03/2015 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9442   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsAndrea Clearfield
Performer:  Barbara WestphalChristian Ruvolo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this recording viola virtuoso Barbara Westphal and pianist Christian Ruvolo perform viola transcriptions of Brahms’s great sonatas for violin and for cello. In addition, Westphal and Ruvolo give the world premiere recording of Andrea Clearfield’s “Convergence”, a sparkling new composition written for the duo. Ms. Clearfield composes for forces small and large, including 10 cantatas, one of them written for the Philadelphia Orchestra. On this recording viola virtuoso Barbara Westphal and pianist Christian Ruvolo perform viola transcriptions of Brahms’s great sonatas for violin and for cello. In addition, Westphal and Ruvolo give the world premiere recording of Andrea Clearfield’s “Convergence”, a sparkling new composition written for the duo. Ms. Clearfield composes for forces small and large, including 10 cantatas, one of them written for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barbara Westphal (Viola), Christian Ruvolo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Barbara Westphal (Viola), Christian Ruvolo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
3.
Convergence by Andrea Clearfield
Performer:  Barbara Westphal (Viola), Christian Ruvolo (Piano)

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