** 2021 Stock ** CP² Recordings presents Roger Sessions: Duo for Violin and Piano, Sonata for Violin; Peter Mennin: Sonata Concertante; Easley Blackwood: Second Sonata. Performed by Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, Easley Blackwood, pianos. The Sessions Duo for Violin and Piano and the Mennin Sonata Concertante were both recorded at Paul Hall, The Juilliard School, NY in 1971. They were engineered by Horace W. Grenell and originally released as part of the Desto set "Music for a 20th Century Violinist" (DC 6435-37).
The Blackwood was commissioned by and recorded with the assistance of the McKim Fund of the Library of Congress and was first performed by Paul Zukofsky and Easley Blackwood, October 31, 1975, as part of the Anniversary Festival of Chamber Music. The Sessions Sonata for Violin and the Blackwood were both recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., May 4 (Blackwood) and May 5 (Sessions), 1976. The recording engineer for both works was John E. Howell, with Michael Donaldson as assistant. Both works were editted by John E. Howell and Susan Bush and originally released as CP2 1 under the Library of Congress Card Catalog No. 76-750608 (Sessions) and 76-750609 (Blackwood).