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Blitzstein cd title


OM CD-1017-2

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MARC BLITZSTEIN (1905-1964)

FIRST LIFE

The Rare Early Works

Before the premiere of his legendary political musical The Cradle Will Rock, and his famous opera Regina, Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964) produced striking chamber music that deserves a wider audience. Yet these scores, by the only American to study composition both with Arnold Schoenberg and Nadia Boulanger, remain unpublished and rarely played over the past 80 years. Other Minds is pleased to introduce these forgotten treasures, an unknown aspect of Blitzstein’s genius.

—Charles Amirkhanian


TRACK LIST
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to hear selected excerpts)
   
Solo Piano Works    

1. Piano Sonata (1927)

6:59
Piano Percussion Music (1929)   11:55
2. Toccata   2:30
3. Air   4:49
4. Rondino 4:31

"Bourgeois at Play" (1930)

   
5. Scherzo   3:08
Sarah Cahill, piano    
Complete String Quartets    
Quartet for Strings, "Italian" (1930)   20:29
6. Allegro 4:13
7. Allegretto   5:12
8. Presto possibile 1:47
9. Lento   9:04
Serenade for String Quartet (1932)   16:36
10. Largo   5:32
11. Largo 5:16
12. Largo   5:43
Del Sol String Quartet