Wallace Berry, Robert Basart, Frederic Goossen
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL371     Release Date: 2011-01-15
Alfio Pignotti, violin; Margaret Moores, cello; Dady Mehta, piano; Janet Ketchum, flute; Nathan Schwartz, piano; Steinerius: Duo Myron Kartman, violin; William Henderson, piano

Wallace Berry writes:

Trio was written in the summer of 1970 in Richmond, Surrey, England. Its six short movements —I. Liberamente - lento, poi allegro moderato; II. Vivace; III. Pesante; IV. Movendo largamente; V. Deciso; VI. Lento — are concerned with terse statement of varied ideas: extremely free and fluctuant metric orders (in I, IV, VI) juxtaposed with contrasting rigid orders (in I, second part, and II). Prevailing tonal orientations are most apparent in the streams of longer and otherwise emphasized pitches underlying III and V, one the variant of the other. Such commonplace values as provocative coloration (particular devices of articulation and extremes of range), whimsical scherzando (as in II), and lyric warmth (in IV and VI, on whose cantabile, subdued tone the work ends), are elements openly embraced.”

Robert Basart writes:

Fantasy for flute and piano divides into two main sections, the latter being a kind of long epilogue to the first. The music is abstract and freely composed, variable in mood within the overall design. Although there is no program, a suggested characterization which I like — if it isn't taken too literally — is that the instruments behave like two rather unpredictable individuals who are usually stimulated by one another's company, but are sometimes thoughtful and reflective, or even silent for awhile. The piece was written in Paris and Berkeley, completed in 1963.”

Frederic Goossen writes:

“Both Clausulae and Temple Music were written for the Steinerius Duo, who perform the works on this recording. Clausulae, written in 1971, is a suite of seven brief pieces separated by definite breaks, or cadences, thus the title, which has no medieval significance. The movements are: Deliberato, Allegro vivo, Allegro, Andante, Allegro vivo e feroce, Andante, and Adagio. Temple Music , written in 1972 for the dedication of Temple Emanu-el in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a large work in three movements with the scope, if not the form, of a sonata. The slow second movement is brief, and serves as an introduction to the final fugue. The plan of Temple Music is modelled on that of Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op. 53. The movements are titled Allegro non troppo, Moderato, and Pesante — Fugue: Allegro risoluto.



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Wallace Berry, Robert Basart, Frederic Goossen

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Track Listing

Trio: I. Liberamente--lento, poi allegro moderato
Wallace Berry
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Trio: II. Vivace
Wallace Berry
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Trio: III. Pesante
Wallace Berry
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Trio: IV. Movendo largamente
Wallace Berry
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Trio: V. Deciso
Wallace Berry
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Trio: VI. Lento
Wallace Berry
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Fantasy
Robert Basart
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Clausulae: I. Deliberato
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: II. Allegro vivo
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: III. Allegro
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: IV. Andante
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: V. Allegro vivo e feroce
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: VI. Andante
Frederic Goossen
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Clausulae: VII. Adagio
Frederic Goossen
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Temple Music: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Frederic Goossen
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Temple Music: II. Moderato
Frederic Goossen
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Temple Music: III. Pesante ‰ÛÒ Fugue: Allegro risoluto
Frederic Goossen
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