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Introducing Easley Blackwood
Easley Blackwood, composer & pianist
Cedille Records CDR 5002

"Has proved himself again and again a musician of intelligence and taste." (American Record Guide)

The program includes movements from Blackwood's Clarinet Sonata, Op. 31; Twelve Microtonal Etudes; and String Quartet No. 3; movements from Ives' "Concord" Sonata and Elliott Carter's Cello Sonata; and solo piano works by Blackwood, Nielsen, and Casella.

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PROGRAM (75:52)

Clarinet Sonatas by Blackwood & Reger
CDR 90000 022
with John Bruce Yeh, clarinet
Blackwood: Sonata in A minor, Op. 37
1. I. Molto Allegro (8:36)

Piano Sonatas by Ives and Copland
CDR 90000 005
Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord"
2. II. Hawthorne (11:08)

Blackwood & Bridge: Cello Sonatas
CDR 90000 008
with Kim Scholes,cello
Blackwood: Cello Sonata, Op. 31
3. III. Scherzo. Molto allegro (9:40)

Radical Piano
CDR 90000 027
Nielsen: Three Pieces, Op. 59 (8:19)
4. I. Impromptu (2:26)
5. II. Adagio (1:57)
6. III. Allegro non troppo (3:48)

Blackwood Plays Blackwood
CDR 90000 038
Blackwood: Seven Bagatelles, Op. 36 (10:50)
7. A major (1:38)
8. G minor (1:02)
9. C major (1:17)
10. D minor (1:08)
11. C minor (1:45)
12. A-flat major (2:20)
13. F major (1:23)

Early Chamber Music of Elliott Carter
CDR 90000 048
Carter: Sonata for Cello and Piano
14. I. Moderato (4:47)

Easley Blackwood: Microtonal
CDR 90000 018
with Jeffrey Kust, guitar
Blackwood: Suite for Guitar in 15-note Equal Tuning
15. I. Prelude (Allegro) (2:49)
Blackwood: 12 Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media
16. 20 notes - Comodo (3:57)

Piano Music of Casella & Szymanoski
CDR 90000 003
Casella: Nove Pezzi, Op. 24
17. 8. In modo di tango (5:03)
18. 9. In modo rustico (3:36)

String Quartets by Easley Blackwood
CDR 90000 050
19. IV. Allegro deciso (6:21)

Producer: James Ginsburg / Engineer: Bill Maylone / Cover Photo: Nesha & Kumiko Fotodesign / Design: Melanie Germond