Works for Cello
ALAN SHULMAN Works for Cello TROY1187 - Price: $16.99
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Experience the discovery of an important American composer with this recording of works for cello.

American composer, cellist, and arranger Alan Shulman (1915-2002) made a distinct and significant contribution to American music. He was a fellowship student at the Juilliard School studying both cello (with Felix Salmond) and composition (with Bernard Wagenaar.) He then continued his studies on cello with Emanuel Feuermann and in composition with Paul Hindemith. Shulman had a significant career as cellist, teacher, arranger and, of course, composer. He performed extensively as cellist of the Kreiner, Stuyvesant, and Haydn String Quartets, the Philharmonia and Vardi Trios, with An Die Musik, and as a charter member of both the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini and the Symphony of the Air. Shulman was a notable and active teacher for many decades. Primarily know for his Theme and Variations for Viola and Orchestra, his body of fine solo cello literature is virtually unknown today. This recording intends to begin raising awareness of this important music.
Contents:
Alan Shulman, composer
Suite for Solo Cello
Wesley Baldwin, cello

Alan Shulman, composer
Homage to Erik Satie
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Suite for the Young Cellist
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Lament
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Serenade
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Lament II
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Kol Nidre
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Kevin Class, piano

Alan Shulman, composer
Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra
Wesley Baldwin, cello, Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra, Jean Reis, conductor

Review:
"The cellist on this recording is Wesley Baldwin, who...certainly displays a versatility and command of his instrument. ...you would be hard pressed to find a better advocate for the many musical facets of Alan Shulman. Everyone studying the cello should acquire this CD." (Classical Music Sentinel)

"Shulman is a composer who is not easy to categorize. His music is both beautiful and dissonant, jazzy and lyrical. ...once you have heard it once, you wish to hear it again. This iswell worth investigating...a valuable collection from an unusual and highly worthwhile composer." (American Record Guide)
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