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Boston Circa 1900: Violin Sonatas by Harry Newton Redman, Clara Kathleen Rodgers / David Neely, violin; Catherine Herbener, piano

Album Summary

>Redman, Harry N. : Sonata for violin & piano in D major, Op. 17
>Redman, Harry N. : Sonata for violin & piano in C minor, Op. 16
>Rogers, Clara Kathleen : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 25
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Notes & Reviews:

The distinguished violinist David C. Neely offers a program of two Boston composers who contributed significantly not only to the musical life of Boston, but also to American music. Harry Newton Redman (1869-1958) was hired by George W. Chadwick to teach at the New England Conservatory, which he did until his retirement in 1939. His musical output consists of five string quartets, two violin and piano sonatas, several piano sonatas and songs. He was also known as an avid painter. Clara Kathleen Rogers (1844-1931) studied piano, violin, cello and voice in Germany but could not study composition as no women were allowed in the composition classes at the Leipzig Conservatory. She had a successful career as an opera singer until she retired upon her marriage. She then turned her efforts to composition. Her catalog includes more than 100 songs, two string quartets, piano works, a cello sonata and the sonata for violin and piano heard on this recording. How fortunate that we now have recordings of these works from two American composers of an earlier generation.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Rogers eventually joined the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory. She wrote more than 100 songs, two string quartets, some music for piano, a cello sonata, and this Violin Sonata that Arthur P. Schmidt published in 1893 as Op. 25. Rogers's Violin Sonata is a charming piece that recalls the spirit of Leipzig. I am grateful to Neeley and Herbener for introducing this piece to me and making the first recording. I know it won't be the last!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jackson Berkey's Victorian Home, Omaha, Nebraska (2011-02-18&2011-03-25&2011-).



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>Redman, Harry N. : Sonata for violin & piano in D major, Op. 17
  • Performers: Catherine Herbener (Piano); David Neely (Violin)
  • Notes: Jackson Berkey's Victorian Home, Omaha, Nebraska (2011-02-18&2011-03-25&2011-)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Redman, Harry N. : Sonata for violin & piano in C minor, Op. 16
  • Performers: Catherine Herbener (Piano); David Neely (Violin)
  • Notes: Jackson Berkey's Victorian Home, Omaha, Nebraska (2011-02-18&2011-03-25&2011-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rogers, Clara Kathleen : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 25
  • Performers: Catherine Herbener (Piano); David Neely (Violin)
  • Notes: Jackson Berkey's Victorian Home, Omaha, Nebraska (2011-02-18&2011-03-25&2011-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern