Multi-award-winning composer Paul Reale has a distinctly American voice, enriched and given touches of familiarity through references to folk idiom and musical ancestors such as Bartók and Kodály. This program brings together Reale’s works for cello and piano. His earliest, Séance, is a haunting combination of modernist sounds and Baroque melodies. The operatic Cello Sonata No. 1 daringly uses What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor as the backbone of its finale, and the recent Chopin’s Ghosts explores the Romantic composer’s long, weaving lines and evokes his poetic spirit.
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Durch die Jahrzeiten II 1. No. 1. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein 2. No. 2. Alle Vogel 3. No. 3. Ich bin das ganz Jahr 4. No. 4. Kommet ihr Hirten
Cello Sonata No. 2, "Chopin's Ghost" 5. I. Introduction: Chorale Gone Bad 6. II. Reflection 7. III. Macabre Dance 8. IV. Chopin
9. Séance (2017 revised version)
Cello Sonata No. 1 (2015 revised version) 10. I. Overture 11. II. Recitative I 12. III. Aria 13. IV. Recitative II 14. V. Finale