Coming May 19, 2018 to Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

June 9, 2017

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Coming May 19, 2018 to Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Anna Kislitsyna, piano
will perform my cello sonata
Imagined/Remembered
brought to you by Parma Recordings
This piece appears on my 2015 album
Time, Still
on the Navona label 
From American Record Guide
(July-August 2015)
Mark Lehman

Best, and most substantial, is Babcock’s three-movement, 18-minute cello sonata (subtitled Imagined/Remembered). The first movement pits long, singing cello lines against happily scampering piano figures, later reversing roles as the cello scampers and the piano sings. The second is a slow, measured elegy and shows Babcock at his darkest and most searching, the cello’s troubled ruminations punctuated by the piano’s slowly treading low notes and arch-like arpeggios. 

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