Music In and On the Air | Romeo Records 7286

Music In and On the Air

£15.26

Label: Romeo Records

Cat No: 7286

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
» Largo ma non tanto
Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068
» II Air 'Air on the G string'

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Trio for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais in C major, op.87
» II Adagio cantabile (arr. August Christian Prell)

Cassado, Gaspar

Requiebros

Franck, Cesar

Violin Sonata in A major
» I Allegretto ben moderato
» II Allegro

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden (arr. Kreisler)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Bachianas Brasileiras no.5
» Aria (Cantilena)

Artists

Clara Rockmore (theremin)
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Erick Friedman (violin)
Members of the Violoncello Society

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
» Largo ma non tanto
Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068
» II Air 'Air on the G string'

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Trio for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais in C major, op.87
» II Adagio cantabile (arr. August Christian Prell)

Cassado, Gaspar

Requiebros

Franck, Cesar

Violin Sonata in A major
» I Allegretto ben moderato
» II Allegro

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden (arr. Kreisler)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Bachianas Brasileiras no.5
» Aria (Cantilena)

Artists

Clara Rockmore (theremin)
Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Erick Friedman (violin)
Members of the Violoncello Society

About

A major gap in theremin virtuosa Clara Rockmore's recorded legacy will be closed with the release of Music In and On the Air, a CD based upon a 2-hour live broadcast of Robert Sherman's award winning program "The Listening Room" on 26 January 1979 over WQXR-FM.

This live radio concert was Ms Rockmore's first public performance in decades, and indeed her only live radio performance ever. Ms Rockmore performed solo and chamber pieces in front of a packed live audience in The New York Times auditorium along with the renowned pianist (and Ms Rockmore's sister) Nadia Reisenberg, the superb violinist Erick Friedman, and eight members of the Violoncello Society.

In addition to Saint-Saens's The Swan and Cassado's Requiebros (available in studio recordings on Delos and Bridge CDs, respectively), Ms Rockmore and Mr Friedman played Rachmaninov's Song of Georgia in the Fritz Kreisler transcription with violin obbligato, and they shared the solos in the slow movement of Bach's D minor Double Violin Concerto with Ms Reisenberg on piano. As a special treat, Ms Reisenberg and Mr Friedman played two movements of the Franck A major Sonata, a sneak preview of their upcoming Carnegie Hall recital.    

The members of the Violoncello Society opened with an arranged movement of the Beethoven Trio in C, and then accompanied Ms Rockmore in Bach's celebrated "Air on the G String" and the radiant “Aria” from Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras no.5

Fascinating interviews with all the artists provide wonderful insights into the music and the musicians, and the album notes include photos of Ms Rockmore, Ms Reisenberg and Mr Friedman, as well as Lev Sergeyevich Termen (Leon Theremin), some of which have never been published before.

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