Roger Sessions (1896-1985): Duo; Adagio; Waltz for Brenda; Violin Sonatas 1 & 2 / David Bowlin, violin; David Holzman, piano
1 CD / Bridge / 2015-08-11Works: Roger Sessions: Duo for violin & piano; Adagio, for piano; Waltz for Brenda, for piano; Sonata for violin solo; Second Sonata for piano
Performers: Bowlin, David [Violin]; Holzman, David
This new recording presents three major Sessions scores in stunningly virtuosic performances. A sonata in all but name, the Duo sees Sessions casting off the...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC (06/03/2012/06/04/2012); Granoff Music Center, Distler Hall, Tufts University (06/03/2012/06/04/2012); American Academy of Arts & Letters...continue...
1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2015-05-15Works: Mily Balakirev: Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"; Sergey Rachmaninov: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36; Roger Sessions: Sonata for piano ("Kennedy Sonata" ), no 3
Performers: Shen, Yan
1 CD / Urlicht / 2014-03-04Works: Elliott Carter: Duo, for violin & piano; Roger Sessions: Sonata for violin solo; Jason Eckardt: Strömkarl, for violin & piano
Performers: Cuckson, Miranda; McMillen, Blair
American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Cuckson commissioned Jason Eckardt to write a companion work to the Carter and Sessions. From the notes: "Stromkarl...is a solitary creature...continue...
Recording information: Oktaven Studio, Yonkers, NY (2013-06-25&2013-08-24_2013-)....continue...
4 CD / Mode Records / 2013-11-19Works: Charles Ives: Sonata for Piano no 2 "Concord Mass., 1840-60"; Leo Ornstein: Suicide in an Airplane; Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Preludes (3), for piano, A. 86-88; Percy Grainger: In a Nutshell; Aaron ...
Performers: Mikhashoff, Yvar
Recording information: Slee Hall, University at Buffalo, New York (1991-08-??&1991-11-??&1992-)....continue...
55 CD / Decca / 2013-06-04Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 16; Anton Webern: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 10; Alban Berg: Pieces (3) for orchestra, Op. 6; Lulu-Suite, 5 symphonic pieces from the opera for sop...
Performers: Austin, James; Basile, Armand; Bible, Frances; Burge, David; Clatworthy, David; Dorati, Antal; Dupre, Marcel [Composer]; Fennell, Frederick [Conductor]; Fistoulari, Anatole; Frid, Geza; Galvez, Genov...
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Kubelik, Rafael; Fistoulari, Anatole; Fennell, Frederick; Roller, A. Clyde; Hanson, Howard; Paray, Paul; Alessandro, Victor
Ensemble: ; Eastman Wind Ensemble; Members of the Eastman Wind Ensemble
Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor: Antal Doráti
1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-07-12Works: Ernest Bloch: Suite no 3 for solo cello; Roger Sessions: Pieces (6) for cello; John Harbison: Suite for cello; Witold Lutoslawski: Metamorphoses for 'cello and piano; Steven Stucky: Studi su un nome;...
Performers: Morkoski, Molly; Stinson, Caroline
Lines, the title of this imaginative program, beguilingly performed, links pupils to teachers in three principal strands: Bloch-Sessions-Harbison; Lutoslawski-Stucky-Waggoner and Weesner; and Boulange...continue...
Recording information: The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York city (2009-10-22&2009-10-23&2009-)....continue...
4 CD / Bridge / 2008-10-14Works: Robert Beaser: Four Dickinson Songs, for soprano & piano; Samuel Barber: In the Dark Pinewood; Beggar's Song; Of that so sweet imprisonment; Songs (3), Op. 10; Randall Thompson: Siciliano, for barito...
Performers: Ahlbeck, Laura; Akahoshi, Ole; Arnold, Tony [Soprano Vocal]; Bagg, Jonathan; Baker, James; Berman, Donald; Druckman, Daniel; Kavafian, Ida [Violin]; Leisenring, John; Lim, Sunghae Anna; Macomber, Cur...
Conductors: Milarsky, Jeffrey; Yoo, Scott; ; Hoose, David
Ensemble: ; Collage Music Ensemble; Curiously Strong Wind Quintet; Opus One Piano Quartet; Trio Solisti
This four-disc collection contains works by 37 composers who composed these pieces while in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The earliest work dates...continue...
1 CD / Engine Company Records / 2008-03-18Works: Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin & cello, Op. 7; Roger Sessions: Duo for violin & cello; Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Performers: Adkins, Darrett; Morgenstern, Gil
1 CD / Bridge / 2007-12-01Works: Roger Sessions: Sonata for Piano no 1; Sonata for piano ("Kennedy Sonata" ), no 3; Ralph Shapey: Mutations, for piano; Mutations II, for piano; Variations (21) for piano
Performers: Holzman, David
David Holzman surely stands among the greatest living exponents of 20-century American Music. The 58 year old New York pianist's last CD (Music of Wolpe)...continue...
1 CD / Decca Import / 2007-10-30Works: Roger Sessions: Symphony no 6; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9
Conductors: Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: American Composers Orchestra
"...The performances on this new disc are extremely fine, and the sound quality is superb. Listeners interested in this area of the repertoire should not...continue...
Piano Music in America, 1900-1945 / Works by Antheil, Barber, Carpenter, Copland, Cowell / Roger Shields, piano
3 CD / Vox Classical / 2007-10-09Works: Edward MacDowell: Woodland Sketches (10) for piano, Op. 51; Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Roman Sketches (4), suite for piano, Op. 7; George Antheil: The Airplane Sonata, for piano (a.k.a. "Second Sonat...
Performers: Shields, Roger
1 CD / Albany Records / 2007-06-01Works: Roger Sessions: Concerto for Violin; James Bolle: Ritual, for violin & orchestra
Performers: Bohn, Ole
Conductors: Bolle, James
Ensemble: Monadnock Festival Orchestra
Receiving its first commercial recording in 40 years, Sessions'work is a masterpiece, worthy of comparison to the Alban Berg Concerto. Bolle describes his work as...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-05-16Works: Roger Sessions: Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello; Canons for string quartet, "To the Memory of Igor Stravinsky"; Pieces (6) for cello; Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor
Performers: Douglass, Jenny; Gordon, Joshua [Cello]
Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
Roger Sessions' influence as a teacher of American composers compares favorably with that of Schoenberg, Hindemith, and Boulanger. In his works he evolved a remarkably...continue...
1 CD / Stradivarius / 2006-02-01Works: Charles Ives: At the River; Ilmenau; Charlie Rutlage; Henry Cowell: Dynamic Motion, for piano, HC 213/1; The Banshee, for piano strings, HC 405; John Cage: Dream; Jacob Druckman: Valentine for double...
Performers: Bongelli, Fausto; Dillon, Francesco; Fels, Lucas; Riley, Terry [Composer]; Söderberg, Peter; Scodanibbio, Stefano; Svoboda, Michael
1 CD / Albany Records / 2005-11-01Works: Roger Sessions: Sonata for Piano no 1; From My Diary for piano; Second Sonata for piano; Pieces (5) for piano; Waltz for piano; Sonata for piano ("Kennedy Sonata" ), no 3
Performers: Salwen, Barry David
Roger Sessions music is not for the casual listener of someone just getting into modern music. If you start with one of his later symphonies,...continue...
12 CD / Oehms / 2005-06-24Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; Charles Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula; Roger Sessions: Concerto for Piano; Robert Di Domenica: Symphony; Gustav Mahler: Symphony n...
Performers: Dilcheva, Kremena; Haefliger, Ernst; Heppner, Ben; Kisfaludy, Eörs; Meier, Waltraud; Morris, James; Polenzani, Matthew; Schulte, Eike Wilm; Spangenberg, Martin; Svendén, Birgitta; Taub, R...
Conductors: Levine, James
Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Chorus; Munich Philharmonic Choir; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 2005-05-01Works: Aaron Copland: Inscape; Roger Sessions: Symphony no 8; George Perle: Transcendental Modulations; Bernard Rands: ...where the murmurs die..., for orchestra
Conductors: Botstein, Leon
Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Oehms / 2004-12-14Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra; Charles Wuorinen: Grand Bamboula for string orchestra; Roger Sessions: Piano Concerto; Robert DiDomenica: Symphony
Performers: Taub, Robert
Conductors: Levine, James
1 CD / Albany Records / 2004-11-01Works: Hayes Biggs: Susan's Waltz (Valse sentimentale), for piano; Wayne Peterson: Valse Subliminale, for piano; Robert Helps: Valse Mirage for piano; Andrew Imbrie: Waltz for piano, for piano; Eric Moe: Pu...
Performers: Moe, Eric [Composer]
1 CD / First Edition / 2003-09-01Works: Roger Sessions: Divertimento for orchestra; Idyll of Theocritus, for soprano & orchestra
Performers: Nossaman, Audrey
Conductors: Leonard, Peter; Whitney, Robert
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
Over his 75 years of composition, Roger Sessions remained an umcompromising contemporary craftsman. These 1950s works, the stunning Louisville-commissioned and widely praised 'Idyll of Theocritus',...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2003-05-01Works: Roger Sessions: Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello; Samuel Rhodes: Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello; Walter Mays: Quartet for Strings in G minor
Performers: Rhodes, Samuel [Viola]
Ensemble: Pro Arte String Quartet
"The Pro Arte play all of this very demanding music with perfect sympathy and superb musicanship, and Albany's sound is ideal. Anyone who cares about...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2002-09-01Works: Amy Beach: Children's Carnival, for piano, Op. 25; Robert Starer: Sketches in Color, for piano Sets 1 & 2; Ned Rorem: A Quiet Afternoon, pieces for piano; Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee: Toccatinas (3) for...
Performers: Arzruni, Sahan
"To Amy Beach and Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, writing for young people is a matter of pedagogy. For others as different as the neo-Romantic Rorem or...continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-07-01Works: Andrzej Panufnik: Symphony no 8 ("Sinfonia Votiva"); Roger Sessions: Concerto for Orchestra
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
"Absolutely the finest orchestral recording ever heard in any format." -Fanfare...continue...
1 CD / Phoenix Entertainment / 2001-05-23Works: George Crumb: Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death; Roger Sessions: Concertino for chamber orchestra
Performers: Weller, Lawrence
Conductors: Thorne, Joel; Shapey, Ralph
Ensemble: Contemporary Chamber Players University of Chicago; Philadelphia Composers' Forum
1 CD / Video Artists International / 2001-02-20Works: Aaron Copland: Poems (12) of Emily Dickinson, song cycle for voice & piano (orchestrated 1970 as "Poems (8) of Emil; Ned Rorem: The Tulip Tree, for voice & piano; The Midnight Sun, for voice & piano;...
Performers: Copland, Aaron [Composer]; Curtin, Phyllis; Helps, Robert; Rorem, Ned [Composer]
1 CD / New World / 1998-10-01Works: Roger Sessions: Second Sonata for piano; Sonata for piano ("Kennedy Sonata" ), no 3; Donald Martino: Fantasies and Impromptus, for solo piano
Performers: Helps, Robert; Hodgkinson, Randall
1 CD / Channel Classics / 1997-07-01Works: György Ligeti: Sonata for Cello solo; Peter Sculthorpe: Requiem, for cello; Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Cello Solo, Op. 25; Roger Sessions: Pieces (6) for cello; Chiel Meijering: La Belle dame sa...
Performers: Wispelwey, Pieter
"...this recent Channel Classics release confirms our impression of Wispelwey as a complete performer, ranging effortlessly from the most demanding virtuosity to playing of great...continue...
2 CD / Channel Classics / 1997-07-01Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11; Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Rondo for cello & piano in G minor, B. 171 (Op. 94); F...
Performers: Giacometti, Paolo [Piano]; Komen, Paul; Shapiro, Lois; Wispelwey, Pieter
Conductors: Renes, Lawrence;
Ensemble: Florilegium (Ensemble, UK); Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
"Pieter Wispelwey appears at ease with Dvorak's style...he powerfully conveys a tremendous sense of spontaneity encompassing the Bohemian folk harmonies tinged with regret and homesickness....continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-09-01Works: Theodore Chanler: The Children; Eight Epitaphs; These, my Ophelia; Paul Bowles: Once a Lady Was Here; Song of an Old Woman; John Woods Duke: Richard Cory; Luke Havergal; Miniver Cheevy; Israel Citkow...
Performers: Beardslee, Bethany; Donald Hassard; Gramm, Donald; Hassard, Donald; Helps, Robert
"...this recording belongs in the collection of everyone with either an interest in the history of American song or simply collectors of great song recitals...Beardslee...continue...
New York Times (Publisher) (6/11/00, p.30) - "...The music is stunning in its variety and excellence....[Chanler] was a master of musical economy....Citkowitz's Five Songs From "Chambe...continue...
1 CD / Doron / 1995-12-01Works: John Cage: The Perilous Night, for prepared piano; Music for Marcel Duchamp, for prepared piano; Bacchanale for Prepared Piano; Charles Ives: Three-Page Sonata, for piano (& optional glockenspiel), S...
Performers: Nabore, William Grant
1 CD / New World / 1994-06-16Works: Roger Sessions: Piano Concerto; Francis Thorne: Concerto No 3 for piano & orchestra
Performers: Oppens, Ursula [Piano]; Taub, Robert
Conductors: Dunkel, Paul Lustig
Ensemble: Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1992-12-08Works: Roger Sessions: Symphony no 4; Symphony, No 5; Rhapsody for orchestra
Conductors: Badea, Christian
Ensemble: Columbus Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1992-12-08Works: William Schuman: In Praise of Shahn -- Canticle for Orchestra; Aaron Copland: Connotations; Roger Sessions: The Black Maskers, suite from the incidental music
Conductors: Mueller, Otto-Werner; Ehrling, Sixten; Zukofsky, Paul [Violin]
Ensemble: Juilliard Orchestra
1 CD / New World / 1992-12-08Works: Roger Sessions: When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Cossa, Dominic; Hinds, Esther; Quivar, Florence [Mezzo-soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Steinberg, Michael; Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Tanglewood Festival Chorus
1 CD / Philips / 1992-05-12Works: Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan, toccata for orchestra; Roger Sessions: The Black Maskers, suite from the incidental music; Virgil Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune ("Symphony no 1"); The Feast of Love, s...
Performers: Clatworthy, David; Hanson, Howard
Conductors: Hanson, Howard
Ensemble: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Recording information: Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY (01/1956-05/1965)....continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 1990-10-01Works: Robert Helps: Homages (3) for piano; John Adams: China Gates, for piano; Phrygian Gates, for piano; Todd Brief: Nightsong for piano; Roger Sessions: Sonata for Piano no 1
Performers: O'Riley, Christopher