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Freely written with the piano creating a sparse, but compelling, backdrop for the Greek god's playing. Featuring Susan Crandall on flute. 

Featuring flutist Susan Crandall, this movement features a playful interplay between the two instruments. Beautifully crafted writing. 

A transcription of Villa-Lobos' first guitar prelude. Full of the composer's Romantic sensibilities and Brazilian color palettes. Beautiful writing, regardless of the instrumentation. 

Aside from his piano concerto, possibly Khachaturian's best known work for piano. Infused with his unique sounds inspired by his Armenian background. An important Soviet-era composer.

Victoria Moreira, violin; Matthew Agnew, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano. Beautiful writing for all three instruments; extended soliloquys for each; freely structured. Villa-Lobos finding his way as a younger composer.

Victoria Moreira, violin; Matthew Agnew, cello; Rick Ferguson, piano. Light-hearted and fully Romantic. An interesting contrast of ideas. 

Victoria Moreira, violin and Rick Ferguson, piano. Villa-Lobos' first violin sonata, written during his student days in Paris. 

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Listen to the album clips below, then click  here  to purchase the full, 19-track album on Amazon. Liner notes are  here .

Listen to the album clips below, then click here to purchase the full, 19-track album on Amazon. Liner notes are here.