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Chamber works from a Pulitzer Prize winning composer.

This is the third release in Albany Records' continuing series of recordings devoted to the music of the American composer George Walker. This release presents a further selection of Mr. Walker's chamber music. For this recording, Walker is joined by other members of his family who are also performers. His son Gregory, a violinist, is the concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a Professor of Music and Director of Ensembles at the University of Colorado in Denver. He joins his father in a performance of the Violin Sonata No. 1. Ian Walker has pursued a career as an actor, director and producer of numerous theatrical performances. He is the speaker in the Poem for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble.
Contents:
George Walker, composer
Piano Sonata No. 2
George Walker, piano


George Walker, composer
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Italo Babini, cello, George Walker, piano


George Walker, composer
Poem for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble
Capitol Chamber Artists, Ian Walker, speaker, Angelo Frascarelli, conductor


George Walker, composer
Sonata for violin and Piano No. 1
Gregory Walker, violin, George Walker, piano


George Walker, composer
Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane
American Brass Quintet

Review:
"George Walker was born in 1922 in Washington DC and has had a long and distinguished career as performer, composer, and teacher....Albany 154 is devoted solely to Walker's compositions and includes three sonatas, a setting of Eliot's The Hollow Men for soprano and chamber ensemble, and a brass quintet. These pieces are all later than the First Sonata, and show the composer evolving a somewhat more chromatic language, though without abandoning the outlines of classical form in the sonatas....The Second Piano Sonata is more compact and epigrammatic than its predecessor and less direct in expression, though I found its proportions nicely-gauged and its textures effective." (American Record Guide)
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