The American Cello was released
in December 2000
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About the CD
This disc was a project to record 20th-century works for unaccompanied cello
by American composers, to show the breadth, depth and diversity of repertoire
in this seemingly narrow category. Two of the works, the Paul Siskind Three
Epiphanies and Aaron Minsky Ten American Cello Etudes, are presented
on CD for the first time ever. The Sonata of George Crumb and the Six
Pieces by Roger Sessions are classics of the cello literature.
The CD was recorded in the Kairos Studio in Nelson, NH (USA), with the wonderful
recording engineer, the late Byron Smith.
The works on the CD:
Sonata for Violoncello (1955)
by George Crumb
Three Epiphanies (1987)
by Paul Siskind
Six Pieces for Violoncello (1966)
by Roger Sessions
Ten American Cello Etudes (1985)
by Aaron Minsky