Aaron Copland: Violin Sonata, Trio, Piano Sonata
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL171     Release Date: 2010-06-01

Hilde Somer, piano; Carroll Glenn, violin; Charles Mccracken, cello

In a tribute to Aaron Copland on the occasion of his 60th birthday, fellow-composer William Schuman spoke well and truly in the page of The New York Herald-Tribune (October 30, 1960):

“The music of Aaron Copland is already, at its tender age, a part of our heritage. The Copland sound has enriched the art of music. It is a sound that was not in music before and so personal an expression that not one of his many imitators has been able convincingly to make it his own. While the works speak for themselves, there is one fact of which we should take particular note.

Aaron Copland is an American composer. We should not be afraid in our age of growing internationalism to be accused of chauvinism when we take special satisfaction in the achievements of a fellow-countryman, as such. And Copland is very much the American composer. His works have their roots here - in the sights and sounds of our land and in the writings of American authors. While it is a verity that the composer of major stature writes music for the large arena and that his local origin is of small significance, it is, nonetheless, a joy to know that here is an authentic American voice.”

Among the half-a-hundred or more works comprising the Copland oeuvre, comparatively few are cast in the heroic mold of the absolute classic forms but those works to which Copland has given the designation quartet, symphony, sonata, variation -  these are the scores, which have marked either turning points or summations of his growth as a creative artist.

It is with this in mind that we should listen to the music on this disc: the Vitebsk Trio in the light both of the severe Piano Variations that followed immediately thereafter and of the “cowboy” and “Appalachian” dance scores of the mid-thirties and early forties, the Piano Sonata and the Violin Sonata in the light of the heroic synthesis represented in the Third Symphony completed in 1946.


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Aaron Copland: Violin Sonata, Trio, Piano Sonata

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Track Listing

Violin Sonata: I. Andante semplice
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Violin Sonata: II. Più mosso
Aaron Copland
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Violin Sonata: III. Allegretto giusto
Aaron Copland
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Trio - Vitebsk
Aaron Copland
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Piano Sonata: I. Molto moderato
Aaron Copland
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Piano Sonata: II. Vivace
Aaron Copland
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Piano Sonata: III. Andante sostenuto
Aaron Copland
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