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Title: Chamber Music
Otros títulos: Chamber Music
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Walter Piston; James Buswell; Michele Walsh; Michael Gurt; Ian Munro; Olga Shylayeva
Código CDU: Pis.05
Forma Musical: Quintets, String sextets, Piano quartets
Abstract: Walter Piston was a leading light among those mid-twentieth century American composers who opted to explore traditional musical forms and language. Although he was perhaps better known as a teacher and the author of a widely used book on harmony than as a composer, Piston's music displays superb craftsmanship within his selected neo-Classic-Romantic idiom. Piston was born in Rockland, ME, of Italian lineage; the family name had been Pistone but his grandparents had Anglicized it by dropping the "e." His parents moved to Boston in 1904. In his teens, Piston's musical education commenced with piano and violin lessons. At that time, however, painting was his main interest, but he conceded the superiority of his future wife, Kathryn Nason, in that field and concentrated on music. With the entry of the United States into the First World War, Piston hurriedly crammed the rudiments of saxophone technique and enlisted in the Navy as a band musician. In between rehearsals and performances, he ...


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1. Quintet for ... etto moderato grazioso.mp3 4:52 6.686Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. Quintet for ... antino con espressione.mp3 6:15 8.571Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Quintet for ... 42) - Vivace e leggero.mp3 2:19 3.179Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Quintet for ... ) - Allegro non troppo.mp3 4:20 5.945Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. String sextet (1964) - Adagio espressivo.mp3 10:39 14.61Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. String sexte ... rissimo e vivace assai.mp3 3:20 4.581Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. String sextet (1964) - Energico.mp3 3:58 5.438Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. Piano quartet (1964) - Leggero e scorrevole.mp3 5:58 8.184Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. Piano quartet (1964) - Adagio sostenuto.mp3 5:18 7.273Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. Piano quartet (1964) - Allegro vivo.mp3 2:55 3.998Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. Piano quintet (1949) - Allegro comodo.mp3 6:22 8.732Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. Piano quintet (1949) ; Adagio.mp3 7:36 10.42Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. Piano quintet (1949) - Allegro vivo.mp3 5:05 6.982Mb MPEG Audio mp3
Quintet for flu ... rtet (1942) - Completo.wav 17:35 177.4Mb WAV audio wav
String sextet (1964) - Completo.wav 17:49 179.9Mb WAV audio wav
Piano quartet (1964) - Completo.wav 14:04 141.9Mb WAV audio wav
Piano quintet (1949) - Completo.wav 18:55 190.9Mb WAV audio wav

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