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Crossroads - American Violin Sonatas

Catalogue numberBIS-2545 SACD
Release date2021-11-05
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time71:12

On this transatlantic disc, three American composers born during the first half of the last century rub shoulders with two young musicians from Eastern Europe. A member of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme, the violinist Aleksey Semenenko first met the pianist Artem Belogurov at the Stolyarsky Special Music School in Odessa at an early age. Even if their individual careers have taken to different parts of the world, the two still perform together whenever possible, and here they present three sonatas.

Of the composers, the best-known is André Previn who composed his Violin Sonata No. 2 in 2011 for Anne-Sophie Mutter. An improvisatory spirit permeates the work which is in three movements with the markings Joyous, Desolate and Brilliant. Tony Schemmer and Paul Gay are both based in the Boston area and share a background in which jazz and classical genres merge. This is reflected in their sonatas, composed in the 1980s and here appearing on disc for the first time.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Previn, André
  Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano (2011) 18:47
01 I. Joyous 05:49 $ 1.41 USD
02 II. Desolate - Fast, like shadows - Subito molto meno mosso 07:39 $ 1.86 USD
03 III. Brilliant, quasi cadenza - A tempo 05:19 $ 1.31 USD
  Composer: Schemmer, Tony
  Sonata for violin and piano (1981/2011) 27:06
04 I. Allegro 07:13 $ 1.74 USD
05 II. Sandor's Ballad 07:09 $ 1.73 USD
06 III. Omaggio a Django 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
07 IV. Finale 10:09 $ 2.48 USD
  Composer: Gay, Paul
  Sonata for violin and piano (1984) 24:09
08 I. Introduction and Toccata 04:39 $ 1.12 USD
09 II. Sonnet 04:14 $ 1.02 USD
10 III. Idyll 04:06 $ 0.99 USD
11 IV. Games and Epilogue 11:10 $ 2.79 USD
  Album total 71:12
ComposerGay, Paul
Previn, André
Schemmer, Tony
ViolinSemenenko, Aleksey
PianoBelogurov, Artem

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