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A composer from Texas

Centaur   CRC2430

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Robert Avalon. Copyright (c) 1999 Centaur Records Inc.The Texan composer Robert Avalon is brought to our attention with this CD of three works, a violin sonata, a flute sonata, and a Sextet to Julia de Burgos. The sextet is the most immediately compelling, a setting of poems by de Burgos, which have moved the composer and certainly place this work ahead of the two sonatas. [Listen - track 8, 04:00 - 05:02.]

Avalon is also a considerable pianist and plays throughout the record. Most composer-pianists are particularly sensitive about the piano's sonorities and write quite naturally to good effect for the keyboard. The ecleticism of Avalon the composer shows a strong surge of lyricism, and his skills for construction lock ideas and development into place with just the right amount of tension.

Whilst Robert Avalon is just one of many gifted and professional composers, there is always a chance to improve their individual expectations as creators with CDs on the market. Centaur Records is an American label to be found on


Copyright © 3 May 2000 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK




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