Lines: Works for cello & piano by Bloch, Sessions, Lutoslawski, Stucky, Boulanger / Stinson, cello

Audio Samples

>Bloch, Ernest : Suite no 3 for solo cello
>Sessions, Roger : Pieces (6) for cello
>Harbison, John : Suite for cello
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Metamorphoses for 'cello and piano
>     Grave
>Stucky, Steven : Studi su un nome
>     Dialoghi (Dialogues)
>Waggoner, Andrew : Upperline
>     Le Nom
>Weesner, Anne : Possible Stories, for cello
>Boulanger, Nadia : Pieces (3) for cello & piano
>Carter, Elliott : Figment no 1, for cello

Album Summary

>Bloch, Ernest : Suite no 3 for solo cello
>Sessions, Roger : Pieces (6) for cello
>Harbison, John : Suite for cello
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Metamorphoses for 'cello and piano
>Stucky, Steven : Studi su un nome
>Waggoner, Andrew : Upperline
>Weesner, Anne : Possible Stories, for cello
>Boulanger, Nadia : Pieces (3) for cello & piano
>Carter, Elliott : Figment no 1, for cello
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Lines, the title of this imaginative program, beguilingly performed, links pupils to teachers in three principal strands: Bloch-Sessions-Harbison; Lutoslawski-Stucky-Waggoner and Weesner; and Boulanger-Carter. While it is difficult to overestimate the influence of a powerful mentor, not all mentor relationships develop in formal arrangements. Carter was deeply influenced by Sessions, and was close with him, without having enrolled as his student. Both Waggoner and Weesner forged close relationships with Harbison, and in different works reveal Harbison's influence as much as Stucky's. While in his early works Harbison often exhibited Sessions' influence, his baroque sensibilities have more in common with the neoclassical predispositions of Bloch, his "grand-teacher." The criss-crossing of the lines hints at the wealth and variety of music influence and tradition. Acclaimed cellist Caroline Stinson offers magnificent performances of this repertoire. Noted for her vibrant lyricism and fresh interpretations, Ms. Stinson is on the faculty at Syracuse University and The Juilliard School.

"All through these pieces the one constant of Caroline Stinson’s gorgeous instrument carries the common tune, and a beautiful one it is. She has it all, fabulous tone, great technique, innate musicality, and a real sense of how to project a wide variety of contemporary music. Even though the majority of this recital is for solo cello, Stinson never lets the energy or interest waver for even a moment—her skills at programming are as obvious here as her musical talent. The diversity in these works makes sure that the entire gamut of cello playing is covered, and there is simply no place to hide for any cellist lacking the confidence. Stinson has it in abundance, and has given us a superb debut recital that is certain to bode great things for the future as well. Superb sound captured at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC round out a most desirable issue." -Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-).



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Works Details

>Bloch, Ernest : Suite no 3 for solo cello
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Sessions, Roger : Pieces (6) for cello
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Harbison, John : Suite for cello
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Metamorphoses for 'cello and piano :: Grave
  • Performers: Molly Morkoski (Piano); Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1981

>Stucky, Steven : Studi su un nome :: Dialoghi (Dialogues)
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Waggoner, Andrew : Upperline :: Le Nom
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Weesner, Anne : Possible Stories, for cello
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Boulanger, Nadia : Pieces (3) for cello & piano
  • Performers: Molly Morkoski (Piano); Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Carter, Elliott : Figment no 1, for cello
  • Performer: Caroline Stinson (Cello)
  • Notes: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994