Old New Worlds: 20th-Century Music for Cello and Piano


This CD features lyrical music for cello and piano from the first half of the 20th century, a period in which the "old" musical styles of late Romanticism fought a battle against the "new" styles of experimentation and expansion, with marvelous results for players and listeners.

The pianist in this CD is Fabio Gardenal, whom I've known since ouradolescence in São Paulo and with whom I've played many recitals overthe years. Fabio is an assistant professor of piano at New York University. To find out more about Fabio, click here.

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Click here to read an extensive essay on the program of "Old New Worlds." 

Click below to hear a sample track.



Bohuslav Martinů (1890 – 1959)

   Variations on a Slovak Theme, 1959

Samuel Barber (1910 – 1991)

   Sonata op. 6, 1932

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

   Sonata, 1915

Francisco Mignone (1897 – 1986)

   Modinha, 1939 Click here to listen to this track.

Camargo Guarnieri (1907 – 1993)

   Sereno e Triste, from the Third Sonata, 1977

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1958)

   Alma Brasileira (arr. de Alcantara), 1925

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963)

   Variations on "A frog he went a-courting", 1951

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