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ROCHBERG, CORDERO & PALMER Chamber Works TROY153 - Price: $16.99
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If you like Ives and Copland, these three Americans all write in that idiom.

Those of you with great memories will remember that this recording was once available on the Vox-Turnabout series of American Music. The stunning thing about this CD premiere is the quality of the recording itself. This was never obvious from the original LP. George Rochberg needs no introduction, but Roque Cordero, the Panamanian composer born in 1917, is woefully underrepresented in the catalog. He is a composer of stature and this Quintet is a fine composition, as is the Quintet by Robert Palmer who was born in Syracuse, New York in 1915. Palmer studied at Eastman with Ernst Bacon and Howard Hanson and for many years taught at Cornell.
Contents:
Roque Cordero, composer
Quintet for Flute, B Flat Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
John Wion, flute, Arthur Bloom, clarinet, Kees Kooper, violin, Fred Sherry, cello, Mary Louise Boehm, piano


Robert Palmer, composer
Quintet for A Clarinet, String Trio and Piano
Arthur Bloom, clarinet, Kees Kooper violin, Paul Doktor, viola, Warren Lash, cello, Mary Louise Boehm, piano


George Rochberg, composer
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
Kees Kooper, violin, Fred Sherry, cello, Mary Louise Boehm, piano

Review:
"Three chamber pieces by Americans all born during World War I make their first appearance on compact disc in exemplary performances and recorded sound. ...these are energetic, tuneful, well-built pieces - Cordero more driving and chromatic, Palmer more open in sentiment - and it's a pleasure to see them on compact disc." (American Record Guide)
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