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George Walker - 60th Anniversary Retrospective

> String Quartet No. 1, "Lyric" - String Quartet No. 1, "Lyric"
> Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano - I. quarter note = 92
> Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano - II. quarter note = 58
> Perimeters for Clarinet and Piano - III. quarter note = 88
> Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21 - Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21
> Canvas - Extract 1: Landscape, "The View Below": quarter note = 58
> Canvas - Extract 2: Commentary, "Voices in the corridor": quarter note = 52
> Canvas - Extract 3: Psalm 121, "The Horizon and Beyond": quarter note = 72

Album Summary

>Walker, George : Lyric for strings
>Walker, George : Perimeters, for clarinet & piano
>Liszt, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
>Walker, George : Canvas, for speaking voices, 2 solo tenors, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In 1945 George Walker became the first African-American graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. The centerpiece of his graduation recital was the Liszt 'Sonata in b-minor,' newly recorded here as an anniversary celebration. Along with this work are representative examples of Walker's art as a highly expressive, original composer who writes in a tough sinewy modern style but whose works reveal a distinct American lyricism.



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Works Details

>Walker, George : Lyric for strings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Walker, George : Perimeters, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Robert Pollock (Piano); Scott Anderson (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Liszt, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
  • Performer: George Walker (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851-1853

>Walker, George : Canvas, for speaking voices, 2 solo tenors, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Jonathan Howell (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Corporon
  • Ensemble: North Texas Wind Symphony
  • Running Time: 19 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2000