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The Bolcom Project — Music for Violin & Piano (2CD)

The Bolcom Project, a double disc set released by Albany Records in September 2007, is the first recording of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer William Bolcom’s complete works for violin and piano. American Double coached with Bolcom on each of the nine works on the recording. More information about the album is available in the Projects section.

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 Great benchmarks for other performers, but also great performances on their own merits. 
— William Bolcom

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Track Listing
  • William Bolcom (1938-)
    Second Sonata (1978)
    • CD1/01 - I. Summer Dreams 5’47
    • CD1/02 - II. Brutal, fast 2’05
    • CD1/03 - III. Adagio 5’02
    • CD1/04 - IV. In memory of Joe Venuti: Allegro comodo; lyrical 3’55
  • Sonatina (1958)*
    • CD1/05 - I. Moderato2’41
    • CD1/06 - II. Andante 1’47
    • CD1/07 - III. Allegro 2’53
  • First Sonata (1956/1984)
    • CD1/08 - I. Legend 7’50
    • CD1/09 - II. Nocturne 3’39
    • CD1/10 - III. Quasi-Variations: Scenes From A Young Life 8’58
  • Third Sonata, “Sonata Stramba” (1992)
    • CD1/11 - I. A piacere, drammatico-Allegro con fuoco 6’41
    • CD1/12 - II. Andante 4’48
    • CD1/13 - III. Like a Shiver: Presto 0’58
    • CD1/14 - IV. Moderato, risoluto, all’ arabesca 7’03
  • Duo Fantasy (1973)
    • CD2/01 11’04
  • Pastorale (1962)*
    • CD2/02 - I. Allegretto grazioso 3’15
    • CD2/03 - II. Variations: Moderato, poco cantabile, non espressivo 2’16
    • CD2/04 - III. Coda: Adagio espressivo 1’47
  • Fancy Tales (1972)*
    • CD2/05 - I. The Phantom-Sweetheart 4’45
    • CD2/06 - II. The Centaurs in Flight 1’48
    • CD2/07 - III. The Dwarf’s Serenade: Variations 5’46
    • CD2/08 - IV. The Abandoned Ferryboat 5’17
  • Suite for Solo Violin (1977/2006)*
    • CD2/09 - I. Bold, passionate 2’50
    • CD2/10 - II. Scherzando: Fast 1’49
    • CD2/11 - III. Valse obsédée2’34
    • CD2/12 - IV. Not too slow 3’59
    • CD2/13 - V. Presto possibile 1’57
  • Graceful Ghost: Concert Variation (1983)
    • CD2/14 - Slow March 5’21
  • Fourth Sonata (1994)
    • CD2/15 - I. Allegro brillante 2’51
    • CD2/16 - II. White Night: Slow; Faster, nervous 4’49
    • CD2/17 - III. Arabesque: Molto moderato 2’30
    • CD2/18 - IV. Jota: Vivo, risoluto 3’32

    Total Playing Time: 132’40
    * World-premiere recording

Sonatas — American Double's debut CD

Sonatas is the debut CD of the American Double. The works on this CD are drawn from the standard repertoire, and were chosen to represent the equality that exists between the instruments of a sonata duo.

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 [Philip Ficsor and Constantine Finehouse] enterprisingly are issuing CD's on their own label... and what I've heard is stellar. 
— William Bolcom

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Track Listing
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano
    • 01 - I Allegretto 8'43
    • 02 - II Blues: Moderato 5'50
    • 03 - III Perpetuum mobile: Allegro 4'13
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
    • 04 - Allegro assai 10'05
    • 05 - Andante con moto 7'03
    • 06 - Allegro ma non troppo. Presto 8'06
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108
    • 07 - Allegro 8'03
    • 08 - Adagio 4'35
    • 09 - Un poco presto e con sentimento 2‘50
    • 10 - Presto agitato 5'35

    Total Playing Time: 65’15
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