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The Unfolding of Music II: Disc 5 (2008)

<em>The Unfolding of Music II:</em> Disc 5

This final disc of the festival’s 2008 season presents a zesty potpourri of musical flavors. The delicious repartee between dueling violin virtuosi in Salamone Rossi’s Sonata sopra l’aria dei Ruggiero bespeaks the instrumental panache that defines the early Italian Baroque. Robert Schumann’s Opus 44 Piano Quintet exudes a dramatically different flair, befitting the exuberant abandon of nineteenth-century German Romanticism. The Impressionist language of Claude Debussy inhabits a singular musical plane, as distinctly heard in the Violin Sonata, the composer’s final work. Finally, among the festival season’s highlights was the West Coast premiere of selections from Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea, an ongoing cycle whose aesthetic reflects the multicultural heritage of one of today’s most innovative compositional voices, Gabriela Lena Frank.

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Selections

Sonata no. 4 sopra l'aria dei Ruggiero (1623) | Salamone Rossi (4:05)

  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842) | Robert Schumann (31:30)

  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Violin Sonata (1916–1917) | Claude Debussy (13:09)

  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Ian Swensen, Violin

Selections from Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea (2004–2008) (world premiere recording) | Gabriela Lena Frank (19:28)

  • Robert Gardner, Baritone
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano

Artists

  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Andrés Díaz, Cello
  • Robert Gardner, Baritone
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Laurence Lesser, Cello
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Anna Polonsky, Piano
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

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<em>The Unfolding of Music II:</em> Disc 5 Total Time: 68:12
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2008