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Gerhard: Piano Trio, Cello Sonata, Etc / Cantament Trio

Release Date: 10/01/1999 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 92012   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Caroline BaldingJo ColeTimothy Lissimore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantament Piano Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Most people's awareness of Roberto Gerhard's compositional achievements tend to be partial, confined to one aspect of his music, or centered upon a particular phase in his career. The Catalan perspective is of a composer rooted in local traditions - a pupil of Granados and Felipe Pedrell who subsequently gravitated towards the central European tradition, studying with Schoenberg in Vienna and Berlin during the mid- 1920s. Certainly in the early 1930s, Gerhard used his new-found experience and contacts to enrich and enliven the Barcelona contemporary music scene, before vanishing into exile with the rise of Franco. Catalonia and Spain have only lately begun to reclaim Gerhard as one of their own. The British perspective of Gerhard is of yet Read more another refugee from strife-torn Europe, settling, as he did, in Cambridge in 1938 and remaining there for the rest of his life. He belatedly made his mark in the UK as a concert composer with a succession of symphonies, concertos and chamber music. His reputation was consolidated and spread to the United States during the final decade of his life. The difficulty for the listener - whether ordinary music lover or scholar - is to synthesize these perspectives, to bring together all the different strands in his personality and understand Gerhard as a whole. It is worth bearing in mind that this fragmentation is more apparent than real as you can hear from the music on this disc which spans his entire output. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello by Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Caroline Balding (Violin), Jo Cole (Cello), Timothy Lissimore (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantament Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Spain 
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Timothy Lissimore (Piano), Jo Cole (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Spain 
Chaconne for Violin solo by Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Caroline Balding (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Spain 
Gemini by Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Timothy Lissimore (Piano), Caroline Balding (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; England 

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