Opus 2 releases "A Little Night Music" (Suite for Violin and Piano)
The duo Opus Two (violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock) has released their world premiere recording of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music: Suite for Violin and Piano, arranged by veteran Broadway composer Eric Stern. Critics have recognized the duo for their "divine phrases, impelling rhythm, elastic ensemble, and stunning sounds." They also continue to expand the repertoire for the violin-piano duo.
This is the third collaboration between Opus 2 and Eric Stern, with the others being suites from George Gershwin's "Girl Crazy" and Leonard Bernstein's "Candide." I had a wonderful time discussing the music with William and Andrew and hope you'll enjoy our chat. Also check out the suite, available HERE and on most of the typical online music platforms!
Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg Classical Host, VPM Music