Richard Franko Goldman, Vincent Persichetti & Ruth Shaw Wylie
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL353     Release Date: 2010-12-15
Theodore Cole, clarinet; Thomas Falcone, clarinet; Berl Senofsky, violin; Ellen Mack, piano; Arthur Weisberg, bassoon; Rosemary Catanese, piano


Richard Franko Goldman's Sonatina for Two Clarinets was written in 1945, and was originally published under the title Three Duets for Clarinets. It was re-issued in 1975 under the more accurate title of Sonatina. The three short movements are: 1. Moderately Fast; 2. Very Slow; 3. Fairly Fast. The work has had many performances in all parts of the world.

The Sonata for Violin And Piano was commissioned by The National Federation of Music Clubs for the 25th Anniversary of the League of Composers in 1948. It was completed in 1952, but not published until 1964. The first performance was given in New York on April 30, 1952 by Joseph Fuchs, violin, and Jack Cox, piano. It has since been performed by distinguished artists in Italy, South America and the United States.

The Sonata is in three movements, each based on a note-row. The first movement, allegro moderato, uses several motifs derived from various forms of the row, and may be described as being in modified sonata form. The second movement, molto adagio, is in A-B-A form, the middle section being in the form of a canon, and the last section being an exact retrograde of the first. The final movement, molto allegro, opens with a canon in augmentation, and is generally contrapuntal and imitative throughout.

Vincent Persichetti writes: "My Parables are non-programmatic musical essays, sometimes short, sometimes long, but always about a single germinal idea. They are one movement pieces for solo instruments or combinations of instruments (piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, double bass, organ, piano, carillon, brass quintet, string quartet and band). Parables IV for Solo Bassoon was written in 1969."

Ruth Shaw Wylie's Psychogram, 1968 was commissioned for James Tocco in 1968 and was first performed by him in Detroit that same year. The composer describes it as a profile in music of her psychological states during a year of bitterness, frustration, sadness and intense angers, along with her desperate attempts to maintain an outward semblance of equilibrium and composure.



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Track Listing

Sonatina for Two Clarinets: I. Moderately Fast
Richard Franko Goldman
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Sonatina for Two Clarinets: II. Very Slow
Richard Franko Goldman
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Sonatina for Two Clarinets: III. Fairly Fast
Richard Franko Goldman
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: I. Allegro moderato
Richard Franko Goldman
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: II. Molto adagio
Richard Franko Goldman
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: III. Molto allegro
Richard Franko Goldman
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Parable IV
Vincent Persichetti
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Psychogram, 1968
Ruth Shaw Wylie
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