Roberto Gerhard: Chamber Music

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92012
EAN/UPC: 5019148634288
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Release Date: November 1996
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 76:58
Sample: Piano Trio - 3. Vif (beginning)

Gerhard’s music is inspired by his Catalan roots, and from his exile from 1938 in England. He died just as his true worth as a composer of music in many genres was becoming appreciated. Always wanting to push back the barriers of the musical imagination, his music is seen by some as “hard work” but is in fact very melodic and accessible – invariably worth the effort.

Track Listing

    Roberto Gerhard

  1. I. Piano Trio – Modere (10:39)
  2. II. Piano Trio – Tres calme (8:46)
  3. III. Piano Trio – Vif (7:29)
  4. I. Sonata for Cello and Piano – Allegro molto energico (5:41)
  5. II. Sonata for Cello and Piano – Grave (5:32)
  6. III. Sonata for Cello and Piano – Molto vivace (4:19)
  7. I. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Risoluto (1:55)
  8. II. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Calmo non leggerezza (1:17)
  9. III. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Allegro con fuoco (0:43)
  10. IV. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Allegretto (1:02)
  11. V. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Veloce (1:10)
  12. VI. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Con riposo (2:21)
  13. VII. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Allegro con brio (1:25)
  14. VIII. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Adagietto (3:17)
  15. IX. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Molto vivace con impeto (1:12)
  16. X. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Andante sostenuto (3:04)
  17. XI. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Grazioso (1:28)
  18. XII. Chaconne for Solo Violin – Allegro assai (2:15)
  19. Gemini (12:52)

Reviews

Gramophone

The Cantamen ensemble play the [Trio] with tenderness and sympathy. This performance [of Gemini] has real fire and conviction. Caroline Balding fulfils {Chaconne’s] virtuosic demands with distinction.

” —Lionel Salter