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Robert Ward: Sonatas For Violin & Piano, Chamber Works


Release Date: 10/01/1996 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 204   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Ward
Performer:  Vartan ManoogianAnne EppersonMark WardMargo Garrett,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...pleasantly lyrical, with the open harmonies characteristic of American music since Copland showed us how. Ward has never left that style: the Second Violin Sonata, though lighter in texture and rhythmically freer than the first, is clearly by the same composer.This is a well-played disc of pleasant, unthreatening music by a major American composer."

- American Record Guide

The fine American composer, Robert Ward, Pulitzer Prize winner for his opera The Crucible, studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Berkshire Music Center. He has taught at Queens College, Columbia University, Juilliard and Duke University where he held the Mary Duke Biddle Chair in Music. He
Read more was the Director of the Third Street Music School Settlement, Assistant tot he President of Juilliard and Executive Vice-President and Managing Editor of Galaxy Music Corporation and Highgate Press before becoming president of the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1967. He retired from Duke University in 1988 and since that time has lectured widely in this country, Europe, the Far East and Latin America. He recently won the Gold Baton of the American Symphony Orchestra League and received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 by Robert Ward
Performer:  Vartan Manoogian (Violin), Anne Epperson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Arioso and Tarantelle for Cello and Piano by Robert Ward
Performer:  Mark Ward (Cello), Margo Garrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 by Robert Ward
Performer:  Nicholas Kitchen (Violin), Joseph Kitchen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Serenade for Mallarmé by Robert Ward
Performer:  Jonathan Bagg (Viola), Anna Wilson (Flute), Fred Raimi (Cello),
Jane Hawkins (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Length: 13 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 1: I. Andante amabile
Violin Sonata No. 1: II. Allegro barbaro
Arioso and Tarantelle: I. Andante
Arioso and Tarantelle: II. Presto
Violin Sonata No. 2: I. Lento - Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 2: II. Larghetto
Violin Sonata No. 2: III. Allegro giocoso
Serenade for Mallarme: I. Allegro energico
Serenade for Mallarme: II. Slow and Elegant
Serenade for Mallarme: III. Vivo

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