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DUKE: Piano Concerto / Cello Concerto



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The Russian-born composer Vernon Duke (Vladimir Dukelsky) produced a distinguished body of concert music. His Piano Concerto was written for Arthur Rubinstein, who had requested a 'one-movement piano concerto, pianistically grateful and not too cerebral', but it was never orchestrated by the composer and therefore never performed in his lifetime. The American conductor and pianist Scott Dunn completed the work and gave its premi?®re at Carnegie Hall in 1999 to great acclaim. He also performs these works on this disc in their world premi?¿re recording. Duke's Cello Concerto is a mature, overtly romantic work in which the influences of Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich can be heard. Dating from the same period, his Homage to Boston suite is dedicated 'to the members of the Boston Symphony', and portrays various people and places in Boston familiar to the composer.
Facts
Item number 8559286
Barcode 636943928622
Release date 29/10/2007
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Disc: 1
Homage to Boston
1 Piano Concerto
2 I. Maestoso
3 II. Adagietto
4 III. Allegro brioso
5 I. Charles River: Maestoso
6 II. Boston Common: Mediativo - Piu mosso (tempo gi
7 III. Molly: Andantino con moto
8 IV. The Poet and His Wife: Poco pomposo
9 V. Dining at the Ritz: Tempo di Valse de Salon
10 VI. Prokofieff in Louisburg Square: Quasi gavotte
11 VII. Midnight Train: Mecanicamente
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