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Neo-classical works for small ensemble.

Arthur Foote was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He entered Harvard at the age of 17 and studied with John Knowles. Paine. In 1875, he received the first Master's degree in music ever given in this country. He was a professional organist active in the Boston area. He was very fortunate in that he could and did compose orchestral music that was performed by one of the best orchestras in the country at the time; the Boston Symphony. He taught music in the Boston area for more than 50 years. In 1944, taking advantage of two successive fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, Juan A. Orrego-Salas left his native Chile to study in the United States with Randall Thompson and Aaron Copland. He has taught extensively in both Chile and the United States. His Sextet was first performed at Tanglewood in the summer of 1954. Mr. Orrego-Salas has composed four symphonies, concerti, two ballets, an opera, a mass, two cantatas and a great deal of film music. This recording of David Diamond's Quintet is issued in honor of his eightieth birthday.
Contents:
David Diamond, composer
Quintet in B Minor for Flute, String Trio & Piano
David Gilbert, flute, Kees Kooper, violin, Paul Doktor, viola, Fred Sherry, cello, Mary Louise Boehm, piano

Arthur Foote, composer
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 38
Mary Louise Boehm, piano, Kees Kooper, violin, Alvin Rogers, violin, Richard Maximoff, viola, Fred Sherry, cello

Juan Orrego-Salas, composer
Sextet for B Flat Clarinet, String Quartet & Piano, Op. 38
Arthur Bloom, clarinet, Kees Kooper, Judith Yanchus, violin, Paul Doktor, viola, Janos Scholz, cello, Mary Louise Boehm, piano

Review:
"... This seems to be the only recording of the Foote, yet it is one of the most wonderful late romantic piano quintet... the writing [of David Diamond] is brilliant, filled with humorous touches and dance rhythms. The performances all seem to be strong. Strongly recommended." (American Record Guide)
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