George Walker: Five Piano Sonatas – Steven Beck

January 20, 2022, 9:00 am

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A sequence of piano sonatas offers one of the most direct looks into a composer’s most private and most practical obsessions. George Walker is one of the few leading American composers of the 20th century to produce as many as five piano sonatas over the course of fifty years. Taken together, they securely chart a lifetime of stylistic change. Pianist Steven Beck brings these works together on a single album.