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George Balch Wilson (b.1927): Concatenations; Viola Sonata; Fantasy for violin & piano / Univ. of Illinois Contemporary Chmaber Players

Album Summary

>Wilson, George Balch : Concatenations for 13 players
>Wilson, George Balch : Sonata for viola & piano
>Wilson, George Balch : Cornices, Architraves and Friezes, for cello
>Wilson, George Balch : Exigencies for tape
>Wilson, George Balch : Fantasy for violin & piano
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Professor Emeritus of Composition at the University of Michigan, George Balch Wilson served on that faculty for more than 30 years. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
This piece in particular would make for an enjoyable concert performance. Pieces for strings and piano are oriented around melodic interplay between the instruments. The record is worth listening to for the two pieces I've named.



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Works Details

>Wilson, George Balch : Concatenations for 13 players
  • Conductor: Edwin London
  • Ensemble: University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Player
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1969

>Wilson, George Balch : Sonata for viola & piano
  • Performers: William Doppmann (Piano); Patricia McCarty (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Wilson, George Balch : Cornices, Architraves and Friezes, for cello
  • Performer: James Wilson (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1983

>Wilson, George Balch : Exigencies for tape
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wilson, George Balch : Fantasy for violin & piano
  • Performers: William Doppmann (Piano); Maria Sampen (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956