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Karen Kaderavek:
Cello Alchemy
CELLO ALCHEMY coverMulti-talented cellist Karen Kaderavek, who has enjoyed a prestigious career as soloist and chamber artist, performs a varied set of works from twentieth-century Russian and Eastern European composers. 

Joined on most of the album by pianist Randall Hodgkinson, Cello Alchemy presents works by Rodion Shchedrin, Leos Janácek, Aram Khachaturian, Nikolai Roslavetz, Alfred Mendelsohn and Alexander Mossolov.

The recording includes excellent notes by John Wiser, delving into the fascinating lives of the composers who created marvelous music in often tumultuous times and circumstances under which many of these pieces were composed.

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Karen Kaderavek, celloRandall Hodgkinson, piano
1. Rodion Shchedrin: In the Style of Albeniz (1961) 3:28
Leos Janácek: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) (1910) 11:18
2. I. Con moto 4:44
3. II. Con moto 3:58
4. III. Allegro 2:35
5. Leos Janácek: Presto for Cello and Piano 2:06
Aram Khachaturian: Sonata-Fantasia for Solo Cello (1975) 13:01
6. I. Andante sostenuto 7:08
7. II. Tranquillo 5:52
8. Nikolai Roslavetz: Meditation for Cello and Piano (1911)
Alfred Mendelsohn: Suite for Solo Cello (1960) 13:08
9. I. Andante rubato con colore 2:10
10. II. Vivo 1:21
11. III. Moderato con cantabile 2:06
12. IV. Allegretto marcato (tempo giusto) 1:41
13. V. Risoluto 3:55
14. VI. Mosso, leggiero 1:54
15. Alexander Mossolov: Legende (1924) 5:21
Total time: 55:51
Recorded on 22, 23, 31 October 1994 at the Campion Center in Weston, Massachusetts.
Producer: Gunther Schuller
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