Matt Haimovitz, Geoffrey Burleson | Odd Couple

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Odd Couple

by Matt Haimovitz, Geoffrey Burleson

Haimovitz and Burleson celebrate Elliott Carter\'s centennial with the composer\'s landmark Sonata for Cello and Piano, along with Barber\'s Sonata, David Sanford\'s funk-infused 22 Part I and the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas\' Cantos for Slava
Genre: Classical: Twentieth Century
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  Song Share Time Download
1. David Sanford 22 Part I: I
6:17 album only
2. David Sanford 22 Part I: II
5:47 album only
3. Sonata for Cello & Piano in C minor, Op 6, Allegro ma non troppo
8:05 album only
4. Adagio – presto – adagio
4:30 album only
5. Allegro appassionato
6:06 album only
6. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Moderato
4:55 album only
7. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Vivace, molto leggiero
4:34 album only
8. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Adagio
5:41 album only
9. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Allegro
5:53 album only
10. Cantos for Slava, Canto I
2:00 album only
11. Cantos for Slava, Canto II
5:17 album only
12. Cantos for Slava, Canto III
2:11 album only
13. Cantos for Slava, Canto IV
4:26 album only


Album Notes
Two powerhouse performers, cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Geoffrey Burleson, come together on Odd Couple, released September 16 from Oxingale Records.

Odd Couple Celebrates Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday with a new recording of one of his most popular and loved works, the Sonata for Cello and Piano. David Sanford’s jazz and funk-inspired 22 Part I takes up where the distinctively American sound of early Carter leaves off, and Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata Op 6 contrasts a European romanticism to Augusta Read Thomas\' more modern Cantos for Slava, dedicated to the memory of Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) Thomas’s work was commissioned for Haimovitz by ASCAP as part of Haimovitz’s 2006 Concert Music Award for outstanding contribution to the performance of American Music.

Matt Haimovitz, cello
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Composer David Sanford
Composer Samuel Barber
Composer Elliott Carter
Composer Augusta Read Thomas

From the liner notes:
If the piano and cello were to fill out a dating survey, answering all of those intimate questions honestly—innate timbres, favorite textures, pitch and dynamic range, general musical preferences—it is highly unlikely that they would have hooked up on a first date, let alone hoped for a long-term (two-hundred year!) relationship...



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