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Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" - Violin Sonata No. 4 "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting"

Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto

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Violin Sonata No. 4 "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting"  
I. Allegro
Charles Ives; Pekka Kuusisto; Joonas Ahonen
II. Largo
Charles Ives; Pekka Kuusisto; Joonas Ahonen
III. Allegro
Charles Ives; Pekka Kuusisto; Joonas Ahonen
Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-60"  
I. Emerson
Charles Ives; Joonas Ahonen; Pekka Kuusisto
II. Hawthorne
Charles Ives; Joonas Ahonen
III. The Alcotts
Charles Ives; Joonas Ahonen
IV. Thoreau
Charles Ives; Joonas Ahonen; Sharon Bezaly
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:51
Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen unites sonatas by the innovative early 20th-century composer Charles Ives on this release for BIS. The collection open with the Violin Sonata No. 4 “Children's Day at the Camp Meeting”, inspired by Ives's childhood memories of the Christian revival movement, and for which Ahonen is joined by violinist and compatriot Pekka Kuusisto. The centrepiece of the release, however, is the monumental “Concord” Piano Sonata, years ahead of its time, whose movements are named after important figures of the transcendentalism movement, including the Alcott family.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

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