William Bolcom-Sonata No. 4 (Live Recording)

Posted on February 23rd, 2013 by


 William Bolcom-Sonata No. 4 (Live Recording – London January 1998)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved and William Bolcom. Cambridge 1999

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’)

Junko Kobayashi-Piano

I. Allegro brillante

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II. White Nights

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III. Arabesque/Jota

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I met William Bolcom in Stuttgart in 1994, where we performed together. This performance, with the brilliant pianist Junko Kobayashi, was recorded in London four years later. In my opinion, Bolcom’s four sonatas serve as a masterly late twentieth century answer to Charles Ive’s quartet of Violin-Piano Sonatas.