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The Beauty of Two / Kennedy Center Chamber Players


Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90705   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Edvard GriegPaul HindemithFrancis PoulencBohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Lambert OrkisDavid HardyDaniel FosterToshiko Kohno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is an excellent disc on all fronts. Pianist Lambert Orkis, a real chamber music pro, provides the unifying thread that ties together and makes a cohesive program out of four very different works. The biggest discovery here for many listeners will be the Hindemith Viola Sonata, an early work with a rich fund of Romantic melody to its credit. Daniel Foster plays it about as well as it can be. Excellent sonics complete this nicely diverse and distinctive program.

-- ClassicsToday.com [8/2008]
This is an excellent disc on all fronts. Pianist Lambert Orkis, a real chamber music pro, provides the unifying thread that ties together and makes a cohesive program out of four very different works. The biggest discovery here for many listeners will be the Hindemith Viola Sonata, an early work with a rich fund of Romantic melody to its credit. Daniel Foster plays it about as well as it can be. Excellent sonics complete this nicely diverse and distinctive program.

-- ClassicsToday.com [8/2008]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), David Hardy (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 
2.
Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Daniel Foster (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Toshiko Kohno (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1957; France 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), David Hardy (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kennedy Center Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 

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