P1419. JORGE BOLET: Cello Sonata in c (Rachmaninoff) (w. JOEL KROSNICK); 'Forellen' Piano Quintet in A (Schubert) (w. DONALD PALMA (Double Bass) & Juilliard String Quartet); JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET: Eine Kleine Nachtmusic, K.525 (Mozart) - Live Performance, 19 Dec., 1978, Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress; JORGE BOLET, w. Members of NYPO (Kenneth Gordon, Oscar Ravina, Dorian Renee & Nathan Stutch): Piano Quintet in f (Franck), Live Performance, 5 Jan., 1987, Kaufman Music Center. [Among the most prized Bolet issues from Yves St Laurent, this treasure offers the celebrated Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata!] (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-1268. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
"Bolet was a master of color and texture and had a world-class technique, all still evident here at the end of his life. This abounds in colors and subtle voicings."
- James Harrington, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, March / April, 2011
“As cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet from 1974 to 2016, Joel Krosnick has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and recorded it for the Sony Classical, Wergo, and CRI labels. He has also performed as a soloist and recitalist around the world. With his sonata partner of more than 40 years, pianist Gilbert Kalish, Krosnick has performed recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. The duo has recorded the complete sonatas and variations of Beethoven and the sonatas of Brahms as well as works by Poulenc, Prokofiev, Carter, Hindemith, Debussy, Janácek, Ralph Shapey, and Henry Cowell for the Arabesque label. His recording on Arabesque, entitled Forgotten Americans, includes music by Hall Overton, Ben Weber, Ernst Bacon, and Otto Luening. Krosnick’s recording of the Sonata for Solo Cello by Arthur Schnabel appears on the CP2 label and his recording of Roger Sessions’ Six Pieces for Solo Cello is available on Koch Classics.
Krosnick is the recipient of the Chevalier du Violoncelle Award from the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In 2011, as a member of the Juilliard String Quartet, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
In 2015, Joel Krosnick received the Juilliard School President’s Medal for Service to the Arts. He has been a member of the Juilliard faculty since 1974 and chair of the cello department since 1994. He is also on the faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.”
“Bassist Donald Palma, a native New Yorker, is a founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mr Palma, who received his formal education at The Juilliard School, is a former member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and former principal bass of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has appeared in recital with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jan DeGaetani and Jorge Bolet, and has performed with the Nash Ensemble, the Juilliard Quartet, the Da Camera of Houston, the First Monday Concerts in Boston, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the North Country Chamber Players. He has also performed at the Madeira Bach Festival, the Vermont Mozart Festival and the Colorado Music Festival.
With Speculum Musicae, the contemporary music group, he serves a double function as bassist and conductor and has appeared in both capacities at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Geneva Festival, the Miami Festival, the New York Philharmonic Horizons Festival, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center and the Fromm Concerts at Harvard. Mr. Palma has participated in the premieres of scores of compositions and has over twenty-five recordings of new works to his credit. He is currently the music director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory – where he conducts the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra – and Yale University.”