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Strings: Listening Examples

Listening Examples

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Sonatas for Viola/Piano and Viola Alone by Paul Hindemith
CD 26270-26271  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_sonatasforviola.jpg From the catalog:
"[For viola solo]: Op. 31, Nr. 4 (1924) (18:07); Op. 25, Nr. 1 (1922) (16:14); Sonate für Viola solo (1937) (15:54); Op. 11, Nr. 5 (1919) (21:50) -- [For viola and piano]: Op. 11, Nr. 4 (1919) (17:16); Op. 25, Nr. 4 (1922) (14:09); Sonate für Viola und Piano (1939) (15:47).

Solo sonatas recorded 1985-86 Kirche Seon, Switzerland and Karlshöhe, Ludwigsburg, W.-Germany; sonatas for viola and piano recorded 1986 Feste Burg Kirche, Frankfurt, W.-Germany."

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12 Songs by Jenny Scheinman
CD 27365  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_jennyscheinman12songs.jpg From the publisher:
"On her fourth CD as a leader, violinist Jenny Scheinman fronts a septet including guitarist Bill Frisell and trumpeter Ron Miles. Timeless yet wholly contemporary, and with a sonic palette that's as fresh as it is familiar, Scheinman's personal take on Americana is as lyrical as it is idiosyncratic."
Music by Mimi Rabson
CD 20265  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_musicmimirabson.jpg From the publisher:
"The latest from the pen and the bow of Mimi Rabson is an eclectic mix of electric music. Mimi plugs in for her new works that feature a power trio with a twist electric violin, bass and drums. Refusing to be labeled or 'binned', Mimi continues to produce music that crosses all the borders."
Play Fiddle Play by Matt Glaser
CD 3241  Check Availability
Image:Strings__listening_playfiddleplay.jpg From the publisher:
"Matt Glaser has gathered together some of the best players in the Boston area to accompany him on this collection of swing fiddle in 'a variety of settings.' Play, Fiddle, Play features swing arrangements of Flatt & Scruggs' 'Cabin in Caroline' and 'Foggy Mountain Special,' traditional old-time fiddle tunes ('Turkey in the Straw'), such standards as Gershwin's 'Lady Be Good' and more."
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Goulash! by Matt Haimovitz
CD 27950  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_goulash.jpg From the publisher:
"Celebrating Bartók’s fascination with the folk music of Transylvania, Hungary, Romania and Turkey, Haimovitz delves into his own Romanian/Middle Eastern ancestry to create a sonic tapestry that bridges genres, geographic distances and cultures."
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Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach
CD 5269 and CD 5270  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_bachcellosuitespablocasals.jpg From the catalog:
"No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (16:06) -- No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (20:02) -- No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (20:29). The 1st work recorded in Paris June 2, 1938; 2nd-3rd works recorded in Abbey Road Studios, London, the 2nd on Nov. 25, 1936 and the 3rd on Nov. 23, 1936."
Violins No End by Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith
CD 7140  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_violinsnoend.jpg From
"Since Joe Venuti was in the middle of a long off-period, this CD reissue features arguably the two top jazz violinists of the 1950s: Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. Joined by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jo Jones, the two masterful violinists share four songs ('Don't Get Around Much Anymore,' 'Chapeau Blues,' 'No Points Today' and 'The Lady Is a Tramp') in a fine studio session that contrasts the styles of the fairly complementary fiddlers. In addition, although this set has been reissued under Grappelli's name, there are three songs from a Paris concert that took place the same day without Stephane." - Scott Yanow
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The New Nashville Cats by Mark O'Connor
CD 15191  Check Availability
Image:Strings_listening_newnashvillecats.jpg From
"With an incredible lineup of Nashville's very best musicians, this package covers a wide range of musical territory, from bluegrass to the blues, with plenty of stellar pickin'. Ironically, this mostly instrumental album won a vocal Grammy when Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner teamed with Mark O'Connor on 'Restless.'" - Tom Roland
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