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Transformations Chamber Music of Kirchner - Sessions & Schoenberg HDTT11655

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Transformations Chamber Music of Kirchner - Sessions & Schoenberg

I have often had occasion to reflect on the relationships I have formed with
my own students, on the lasting influences both subtle and momentous that
we have had on one another, and on the ways in which the particularity of
the teacher/student relationship in this art form bears fruit in our evolution
as human beings and as musicians.
This selection of composers derives its rationale from my own artistic
heritage and the profound artistic and pedagogical influence Leon Kirchner
had on me when I was an undergraduate at Harvard. Many eminent musicians
of our time have attested to the legendary clarity with which Kirchner
could lay bare the structural underpinnings of a musical work and its consequently
inevitable emotional logic. Kirchner, in turn, was a student of two
of the most influential composers of the twentieth century, Roger Sessions
and Arnold Schoenberg. Both Sessions and Schoenberg were pioneers in
seeking a new compositional language in the post-tonal world while being
deeply rooted in the Germanic tradition. Kirchner’s voice reflects both the
thorny complexity of modernism while palpably reaching for the sensuality
of the musical language of a previous era.
—Elizabeth Chang, December 2020

Chamber Music of Kirchner - Sessions & Schoenberg
Artist(s): Elizabeth Chang, violin - Steven Beck, piano
Alberto Parrini, cello

Recording Info: Produced/Engineered by Adam Abeshouse
Edited by Doron Schachter and Adam Abeshouse
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Abeshouse
Recorded at Westchester Studios 2020

Leon Kirchner
1 Duo No. 2 for Violin and Piano 15:04
Roger Sessions
Solo Sonata
2 Tempo Moderato 10:47
3 Molto Vivo 6:30
4 Adagio e dolcemente 9:14
5 Alla marcia vivace 4:34
Roger Sessions
6 Duo for Violin and Cello 8:21
Alberto Parrini, cello
Arnold Schoenberg
7 Phantasy 8:20
Total Time - 62:54

 

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