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Harold Shapero: Piano Music - Sonat in F minor; Variations in C minor; Sonata Four Hands / Sally Pinkas & Evan Hirsch, piano

Album Summary

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Sonata for Piano in F minor
>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Variations for piano in C minor
>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Sonata for piano 4-hands
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Notes & Reviews:

Harold Shapero (1920 - 2013), was one of the most promising young American composers in the 1940s and a duo-piano partner of Leonard Bernstein but withdrew from public life. He reacted against the dominance of modernism in American musical life in the mid-twentieth-century by using a Neoclassical language with its roots in Beethoven and Schubert, initially animated by Stravinsky. These three early piano works - two of them receiving their first-ever recordings - reveal Shapero's superb craftsmanship and his ready wit, in music which embraces the past instead of rejecting it. The result is an extraordinary fusion between the Viennese classics - not least late Beethoven - and contemporary America.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH Radio, Boston.



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Works Details

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Sonata for Piano in F minor
  • Performer: Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Notes: Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH Radio, Boston (06/10/2013-06/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Variations for piano in C minor
  • Performer: Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Notes: Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH Radio, Boston (06/10/2013-06/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Shapero, Harold Samuel : Sonata for piano 4-hands
  • Performers: Evan Hirsch (Piano); Sally Pinkas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern