George Walker - 60th Anniversary Retrospective

Release Date: 11/21/2006
Label: Albany
Catalog Number: 880
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Review quotes about "Lyric for Strings" by George Walker:

"Deserves to be as popular as the string elegies by Grieg, Faure and Elgar". Classical New Jersey
"Intense, haunting, lyrical beauty" News Journal, Mansfield, OH
"Hushed beauty and passionate intensity" American Record Guide
"A gorgeous find" Cincinnati Enquirer
"A finely crafted and deeply felt piece" Philadelphia Inquirer
"Intensely moving and beautiful" High Fidelity
"It reminds one of Barber's Adagio for Strings, only less sentimental and ultimately, more profound" Baltimore Evening Sun
"A Masterpiece" Fanfare Magazine
"One of the most beautiful pieces ever written" News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
"A Gem." Baltimore Sun
"As a piece of gentle art . . . it has few peers." Philadelphia Inquirer
Works on This Recording
1. Lyric for Strings by George Walker
Performer: Léo Grinhauz (Cello), Airi Yoshioka (Violin), Ashley Home (Violin), Liuh-Wen Ting (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Son Sonora String Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946/1990 ; USA
2. Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano by George Walker
Performer: Robert Pollock (Piano), Scott Anderson (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; USA
3. Canvas by George Walker
Performer: Jonathan Howell (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
4. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer: George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853 ; Weimar, Germany
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