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Grieg: Cello Sonata; Notturno, Op. 54/4; Prokofiev: Prelude Op. 12/7; Cello Sonata, Op. 119 / Xiao-Dan Zheng, cello; Clara Yang, piano

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Prelude in C major for piano (or harp), Op. 12/7
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
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Notes & Reviews:

Two young stellar musicians, cellist Xiao-Dan Zheng and pianist Clara Yang collaborate on a recording of music by Edvard Grieg and Sergei Prokofiev that includes sonatas for cello by both composers and two works for piano. Ms. Zheng is a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and previously served as principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Her awards include a Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Young Artist Award and the ASCAP Ira Gershwin Award, among many others. Clara Yang, on the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has a varied career as a soloist, chamber music musician and educator. She has performed concertos with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Longview Symphony, the Eastman Philharmonia, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Matthew Snyder Recordings, Burbank, California (09/24/2012/11/20/2012).



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Works Details

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
  • Performers: Clara Yang (Piano); Xiaodan Zheng (Cello)
  • Notes: Matthew Snyder Recordings, Burbank, California (09/24/2012/11/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Prelude in C major for piano (or harp), Op. 12/7
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Matthew Snyder Recordings, Burbank, California (09/24/2012/11/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for cello & piano in C major, Op. 119
  • Performers: Clara Yang (Piano); Xiaodan Zheng (Cello)
  • Notes: Matthew Snyder Recordings, Burbank, California (09/24/2012/11/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Clara Yang (Piano)
  • Notes: Matthew Snyder Recordings, Burbank, California (09/24/2012/11/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1891