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Great American Chamber Music - George Walker: String Quartet no 1 & 2, Piano Sonata no 4, Songs / Martin, Moyer, et al

Album Summary

>Walker, George : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Walker, George : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Walker, George : Sonata for Piano no 4
>Walker, George : Take, O Take Those Lips Away, for voice & piano
>Walker, George : Lament, for voice & piano
>Walker, George : And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, for voice & piano
>Walker, George : Song Without Words, for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Continuing Albany Records' series of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker, this recording focuses on his chamber music. The music ranges from his first string quartet composed in 1946 to the piano sonata composed in 1985. Walker is the recipient of six honorary doctoral degrees and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2000.



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Works Details

>Walker, George : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Running Time: 22 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Walker, George : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1968

>Walker, George : Sonata for Piano no 4
  • Performer: Frederick Moyer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Walker, George : Take, O Take Those Lips Away, for voice & piano
  • Performers: James Martin; George Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Walker, George : Lament, for voice & piano
  • Performers: James Martin; George Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Walker, George : And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, for voice & piano
  • Performers: James Martin; George Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Walker, George : Song Without Words, for piano
  • Performer: George Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern