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American Works for Cello and Piano

Barber / Watkins,Paul / Watkins,Huw
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10881  
Composer:  Samuel BarberLeonard BernsteinElliott CarterGeorge Crumb,   ... 
Performer:  Paul WatkinsHuw Watkins
Number of Discs: 1 
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After four volumes exploring 20th century British works for cello and piano, the Watkins brothers come together again turning their attention across the Atlantic ocean and the American contribution to this repertoire spanning four decades of seminal compositional activity in the United States. The inspired performances of the Welsh sibling duo, both highly acclaimed in their musical endeavors further illustrate the confluence of the unique American influences with the development of early 20th century classical repertoire. After four volumes exploring 20th century British works for cello and piano, the Watkins brothers come together again turning their attention across the Atlantic ocean and the American contribution to this repertoire spanning four decades of seminal compositional activity in the United States. The inspired performances of the Welsh sibling duo, both highly acclaimed in their musical endeavors further illustrate the confluence of the unique American influences with the development of early 20th century classical repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
2.
Three Meditations from Mass (arr. Bernstein) by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
4.
Sonata for Cello solo by George Crumb
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
5.
Waltz and Celebration from Billy the Kid (arr. Copland) by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)

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