ELLIOT CARTER (1908-2012): Cello Sonata, SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981): Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6, LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): 3 Meditations from Mass (arr. Bernstein), GEORGE CRUMB (b.1929): Sonata for Solo Cello, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Waltz and Celebration from Billy the Kid (arr. Copland).
Catalogue Number: 11R060
Reference: CHAN 10881
Description: After four volumes of British repertoire, this duo now provide a strikingly varied collection of American pieces: Barber’s old-world Romanticism, Carter’s 1948 sonata which was perhaps his first step on the road to his reputation for fearsome complexity (still quite approachable though), Crumb’s idiosyncratic solo sonata from 1955 (not anywhere as weird as he could get later) and Bernstein and Copland’s complementary versions of Americana. Paul Watkins (cello), Huw Watkins (piano).