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From the married couple whose Jukebox videos kept us entertained during the worst of the pandemic, here is a new album that celebrates the British and American backgrounds of pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste, as well as their mutual fascination with the music of each other's home country. It includes works by Benjamin Britten, Amy Beach, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price , Aaron Copland, Paul Schoenfeld, and Frank Bridge. "All the pieces by English and American composers on this recording deserve to be heard far more often than they are: none would be considered core repertoire, yet every one of them captivates through its composer’s distinctive voice," Urioste said. BELOW: Excerpts and interviews with Elena and Tom about their album.
"Between the deep, majestic fjords of Edvard Grieg, the emotional turbulence of Leos Janacek, and the joy and love of Antonin Dvorak, we found a program that reflects the full spectrum we see in ourselves, and our stories," said violinist Brendan Shea and pianist Yerin Kim in the liner notes for their new album. Kim is Assistant Professor of Piano at the Central Washington University and Shea is concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and together as the Shea-Kim Duo they are founders and directors of a sensory-friendly concert series that brings high quality chamber music to children and adults with autism in New York, St. Louis, and South Bend, Indiana; and they are also co-founders of the Chamber Orchestra Intensive at Indiana University. BELOW: Excerpts from the album.
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