WALTER PISTON (1894-1976): Variations for Cello and Orchestra (University of Texas Orchestra; Kevin Noe. Oct. 2003), Duo for Cello and Piano (Robert Freeman [piano]. Oct. 2003), ROBERT EVETT (1922-1975): Cello Concerto No. 2 (National Gallery Orchestra; Richard Bales. March 14, 1971), ARTHUR BERGER (1912-2003): Duo for Cello and Piano, ARTHUR FOOTE (1853-1937): 3 Stücke for Cello and Piano, Op. 1 (both Freeman [piano]. July 11-12, 2006).
Catalogue Number: 11J086
Reference: TROY 972
Description: World premiere recording of Piston’s dodcaphonic Variations, written for Rostropovich in 1967. His 1972 duo is likewise twelve-tone and so is Berger’s duo from 1951. Evett (1954) provides a calm, flowing, contemplative concerto of almost 20 minutes, which is predominantly in the andante tempo range until the last part of the final rondo. Leguia uses a carbon-fiber cello of his own design in all but the Evett. Luis Leguia (cello).