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Gone Away / Chamber work by Bartok, Beaser, de Falla

Audio Samples

>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
>Beaser, Robert : Mountain Songs, for guitar & flute
>Seiber, Matyas : French Folk Songs (4) for voice & guitar
>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populares espanola (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
>Beaser, Robert : Mountain Songs, for guitar & flute
>Seiber, Matyas : French Folk Songs (4) for voice & guitar
>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populares espanola (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gone Away is the second recording from the guitar/bass duo Dez Cordas. For this project, Slotkin & Butterfield decided to perform music from the folk art tradition, which has been extremely influential and special to both of them for years. All works on this CD are based on folk music from Appalachia, Romania, France, and Spain, interpreted by leading composers such as Bela Bartók and Manuel da Falla. Despite the fact that guitar and bass form the backbone of rock, blues, and jazz, this instrumental pairing is extremely rare in the classical field. For this reason, almost all Dez Cordas' repertoire is arranged, or "borrowed," from music written for other instruments. While this is certainly challenging, it is also very liberating, and ensures that the duo keeps a fresh and unique sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Ha (06/07/2010/11/10/2010); University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Ha (08/30/2009/03/20/2009).



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Works Details

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56
  • Performers: Craig Butterfield (Double Bass); Matthew Slotkin (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Dez Cordas
  • Notes: Composition written: 1915.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Beaser, Robert : Mountain Songs, for guitar & flute
  • Performers: Craig Butterfield (Double Bass); Matthew Slotkin (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Dez Cordas
  • Running Time: 25 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Mátyás Seiber (1905 - 1960) : French Folk Songs (4) for voice & guitar
  • Performers: Craig Butterfield (Double Bass); Matthew Slotkin (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Dez Cordas
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populares española (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40
  • Performers: Craig Butterfield (Double Bass); Matthew Slotkin (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Dez Cordas
  • Running Time: 12 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914