Boston Circa 1900
REDMAN | ROGERS Boston Circa 1900 TROY1423 - Price: $16.99
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David C. Neely brings two important early 20th century Boston composers' music to life in world premiere recordings.

The distinguished violinist David C. Neely offers a program of two Boston composers who contributed significantly not only to the musical life of Boston, but also to American music. Harry Newton Redman (1869-1958) was hired by George W. Chadwick to teach at the New England Conservatory, which he did until his retirement in 1939. His musical output consists of five string quartets, two violin and piano sonatas, several piano sonatas and songs. He was also known as an avid painter. Clara Kathleen Rogers (1844-1931) studied piano, violin, cello and voice in Germany but could not study composition as no women were allowed in the composition classes at the Leipzig Conservatory. She had a successful career as an opera singer until she retired upon her marriage. She then turned her efforts to composition. Her catalog includes more than 100 songs, two string quartets, piano works, a cello sonata and the sonata for violin and piano heard on this recording. How fortunate that we now have recordings of these works from two American composers of an earlier generation.
Contents:
Harry Newton Redman, composer
Sonata for Violin and Piano in D, Op. 17
David C. Neely, violin, Catherine Herbener, piano

Harry Newton Redman, composer
Sonata for Violin and Piano in c minor, Op. 16
David C. Neely, violin, Catherine Herbener, piano

Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer
Sonata for Piano and Violin in d minor, Op. 25
David C. Neely, violin, Catherine Herbener, piano

Review:
“Rogers’s Violin Sonata is a charming piece… I am grateful to Neeley and Hebener for introducing this piece to me and making the first recording. I know it won’t be the last.” (American Record Guide)
 
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