- Performer:Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite
- Title:American Tribute
- Style:Chamber Music
- Date of release:August 1, 2014
- Recording location:Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
- Size FLAC version1167 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1948 megabytes
- Size WMA version1315 megabytes
- Formats:MP2 VQF APE DMF XM MP1
The pianist is Cohler’s regular duo partner, Rasa Vitkauskaite, who plays with great wit and style, while Cohler’s accompaniment brims with warmth and good feeling. The present CD really is a must if you love Weber’s music. Even after you’ve heard it several times, it’s hard to believe anyone can play the clarinet like this. From August 16 to 26, I did a five-city tour of Brasil with concerts and masterclasses in Goiania, Brasilia, Belem, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo!
American Tribute celebrates 70 years of American musical life. Jonathan Cohler and Rasa Vitkauskaite, today’s leading clarinet-piano duo, have been hailed around the globe. This CD is dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Cohler and Vitkauskaite are a superb pairing. This album is replete with interpretive moments that are beautifully rendered in uncanny lockstep. The Clarinet, Osiris Molina. astounding. onathan Cohler brings to the music the most unusual combination of dramatic power, dazzling virtuosity and exquisite intimacy. And Rasa Vitkauskaite is the perfect partner to tie together all of these elements into a meaningful whole. I cannot imagine a more thoughtful rendering of Liquid Ebony.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite joins us in live performance with works of Mikalojus Konstantinos Čiurlionis, Carlos Guastavino, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, and Moritz Moszkowski for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.
Vitkauskaite has established an enviable reputation as an intelligent performer who injects insight into every note and whose phrasing is nigh on perfect. – Steve Arloff, MusicWeb International. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Vitkauskaite performs regularly with world-renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler
Jonathan Cohler (born June 19, 1959) is an American classical clarinetist, conductor, music educator and record producer. In 1978, he won the . Components, Inc. Fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center (then known as the Berkshire Music Center). Jonathan Cohler (born June 19, 1959) is an American classical clarinetist, conductor, music educator and record producer. He also played clarinet for the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra (now known as the National Repertory Orchestra) in 1979 under conductor Carl Topilow.
Jonathan Cohler - clarinet. an absolute master of the clarinet" (The Clarinet Magazine). end to start the season: Sep. 15 @ 7:15pm Webster Performance Series in Hanover, NH & Sep. 16 @ 2pm North Chapel Classical Music Series in Woodstock, VT.
by Jonathan Cohler & Rasa Vitkauskaite. World renowned clarinetist Jonathan Cohler and multiple prize winning pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite offer their traversal of the "French School" of clarinet repertoire-some of the most beautiful and brilliant works ever written for the instrument. Genre: Classical: Chamber Music. Rasa Vitkauskaite Despite her young age, Rasa Vitkauskaite has already won top prizes at numerous prestigious international piano competitions including First Prizes at the Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris), Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes (Belgium), the competition in Taurisano (Italy), and the Mendelssohn Cup (Italy). In 2007, Rasa won a Kathryn Wasserman Davis grant that supported her tour promoting peace in Israel.
American Tribute Jonathan Cohler. Romanza Jonathan Cohler. Reflections Rasa Vitkauskaite.
CreditsVictor Babin - Composer
Leonard Bernstein - Composer
Jon Chomitz - Photography
Jonathan Cohler - Clarinet, Engineer, Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Producer
Paquito D'Rivera - Composer
Brad Michel - Engineer
Robert Muczynski - Composer
Simon Sargon - Composer
Rasa Vitkauskaite - Liner Notes, Piano, Primary Artist
Dana Wilson - Composer
|1||Grazioso Leonard Bernstein||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||3:35|
|2||Andantino - Vivace e leggiero Leonard Bernstein||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||6:38|
|3||Tempo di Valse. Con garbo (grace) Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||1:01|
|4||I. Valse élégante Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||0:44|
|5||II. Valse passionée Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||0:47|
|6||III. Valse sombre Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:01|
|7||IV. Valse volante Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||1:17|
|8||V. Valse triste Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:12|
|9||VI. Valse de bonne humeur Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||0:43|
|10||VII. Valse brillante et joyeuse Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||1:51|
|11||VIII. Valse oubliée Victor Babin||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||1:13|
|Time Pieces, Op. 43|
|12||Allegro risoluto Robert Muczynski||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:34|
|13||Andante espressivo Robert Muczynski||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||5:59|
|14||Allegro moderato Robert Muczynski||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:08|
|15||Andante molto - Allegro energico Robert Muczynski||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||5:19|
|16||KlezMuzik Simon Sargon||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||6:26|
|17||Call Dana Wilson||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||3:39|
|18||Prayer Dana Wilson||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||5:08|
|19||Dance of not pretending Dana Wilson||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||5:29|
|20||Invitación al Danzón Paquito D'Rivera||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||5:50|
|21||Vals Venezolano Paquito D'Rivera||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:07|
|22||Contradanza Paquito D'Rivera||Jonathan Cohler / Rasa Vitkauskaite||2:16|