HELEN TAYLOR (1915-1950): Fugue in A Minor for String Quartet (BYU Faculty String Quartet), Theme and Variations in A Flat for Violin and Cello (Kelly Parkinson [violin], Ellen Bridger [cello], For Solo Piano: 6 Preludes, 5 Children's Pieces, Fugue in C Minor (Grant Johannesen [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 10Q064
Label: Tantara Records
Description: Some ten years ago, we offered a symphony and a couple of sonatas by this Utahn composer, wife of the celebrated pianist Grant Johannesen, who was killed at 35 in a car accident. This second volume contains more of her chamber music, mostly part neo-classical, part American mid-century modernism. The two longest works are the balletic, Ravel-inspired Theme and Variations and the heterostylistic Preludes which have a "Prairie Scene", "Ragtime", "Samba" and an "Ostinato" with a Native American flavor. Copious notes with much information from Johannesen and illustrations.