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Balancing Act / Bill Booth

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations for violin & piano in F major on "Se vuol ballare" from Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro," Wo
>Creston, Paul : Fantasy for trombone & orchestra, Op. 42
>Scharnberg, Kim : Betwixt & Between, for trombone & piano
>Plog, Anthony : Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Convertino, Michael : Preludes (4), for trombone & piano
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
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Notes & Reviews:

"Opening with the Beethoven, it took Booth just 40 seconds to start amazing me with beautiful tone quality, ultra-high notes played with seeming ease, lip trills and ornaments executed with deft elegance...this is some of the loveliest trombone playing I have heard. In each piece he makes extremely difficult passages sound easy and beautiful...This is one of the finest solo trombone recordings ever made...I hope we hear more from Bill Booth." -Kilpatrick, ARG

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: William Booth (trombone); Gayle Levant (harp); Clayton Haslop, Liane Mautner (violin); Janet Lakatos (viola); Dennis Karmazyn, David H. Speltz (cello); Louise di Tullio (flute); James Kanter (clarinet); Burnett Dillon (trumpet); Gloria Cheng-Cochran, Brian Pezzone (piano).

Recording information: Little Bridges Auditorium, Ponoma College, Pomona, CA (06/18/1993-10/??/1995); Todd A O Studios, Studio City, CA (06/18/1993-10/??/1995).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations for violin & piano in F major on "Se vuol ballare" from Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro," Wo
  • Performers: William Booth (Trombone); William Booth; Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1792-1793

>Creston, Paul : Fantasy for trombone & orchestra, Op. 42
  • Performers: William Booth; William Booth (Trombone); Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Scharnberg, Kim : Betwixt & Between, for trombone & piano
  • Performers: Gregory Goodall (Marimba); David Speltz (Cello); William Booth; William Booth (Trombone); Clayton Haslop (Violin); Janet Lakatos (Viola); Liane Mautner (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Plog, Anthony : Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano
  • Performers: William Booth; William Booth (Trombone); Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performers: William Booth (Trombone); William Booth; Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1907

>Convertino, Michael : Preludes (4), for trombone & piano
  • Performers: Dennis Karmazan (Cello); Antoinette Perry (Piano); B. Dillon (Trumpet); Gregory Goodall (Percussion); Louise Di Tullio (Flute); William Booth (Trombone); William Booth; Gloria Cheng (Piano); James Kanter (Clarinet); Janet Lakatos (Viola); Gayle Levant (Harp); Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Kaufman
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
  • Performers: William Booth; William Booth (Trombone); Bryan Pezzone (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849