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Ravel: Chansons Madecasses, Sonata for Violin and Cello; 2 Pianos

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  • Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw's second Nonesuch album, Narrow Sea, is out now. Shaw wrote the album's title piece, for Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish, who perform it here: five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns. Video for all five parts of the piece can be seen here. Also on the album is Sō Percussion's performance of Shaw's Taxidermy, which she wrote for the ensemble.

  • Composer Caroline Shaw's new album, Narrow Sea, featuring Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish's performance of the title piece—five parts, each a new setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, the 19th-century collection of shape-note hymns—is due next Friday, January 22, on Nonesuch. Here, the artists talk with writer Matthew Guerrieri about the album, which also includes Sō Percussion's performance of Shaw's Taxidermy. Find out why she tells Guerrieri: "I was telling a friend, half-jokingly, that, in a lot of my music, I’m trying to figure out a way to talk about death and mortality, or think about it."

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish explore lesser-known works from Maurice Ravel. The Christian Science Monitor noted that these early works “provide glimpses into the formative imagination of the composer,” and declared the performances here to be “exquisite” and “superb.” 

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    MUSICIANS
    Chansons madécasses (1926-26)
    Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
    Paul Dunkel, flute
    Donald Anderson, cello
    Gilbert Kalish, piano

    Sites auriculaires, for 2 painos (1897)
    Paul Jacobs, piano I
    Gilbert Kalish, piano II

    Frontispice, for 5 hands (1918)
    Paul Jacobs (with Teresa Sterne), piano I
    Gilbert Kalish, piano II

    Sonata for Violin & Cello (1920-22)
    Isidore Cohen, violin
    Timothy Eddy, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
    Mastering: Robert. C Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)

    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Cover art/Gauguin, Fatata te Miti (1982); reproduced courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    Design and art direction: Paula Bisacca

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Mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish explore lesser-known works from Maurice Ravel. The Christian Science Monitor noted that these early works “provide glimpses into the formative imagination of the composer,” and declared the performances here to be “exquisite” and “superb.” 

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish explore lesser-known works from Maurice Ravel. The Christian Science Monitor noted that these early works “provide glimpses into the formative imagination of the composer,” and declared the performances here to be “exquisite” and “superb.” 

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
Mastering: Robert. C Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)

Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover art/Gauguin, Fatata te Miti (1982); reproduced courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Design and art direction: Paula Bisacca

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71355

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Saturday, July 1, 1989 - 04:00
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Jan DeGaetani
Gilbert Kalish
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MUSICIANS
Chansons madécasses (1926-26)
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Paul Dunkel, flute
Donald Anderson, cello
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Sites auriculaires, for 2 painos (1897)
Paul Jacobs, piano I
Gilbert Kalish, piano II

Frontispice, for 5 hands (1918)
Paul Jacobs (with Teresa Sterne), piano I
Gilbert Kalish, piano II

Sonata for Violin & Cello (1920-22)
Isidore Cohen, violin
Timothy Eddy, cello

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