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Threaded Sky

Miller-Porfiris Duo

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MP2’s 4th album, a gripping spiritual journey of music by contemporary composers. Works by Bright Sheng (Angel Fire), Krzysztof Penderecki (Ciaconna in Memoria Giovanni Paolo II), Mani Mirzaee (the Wight of Shadows) and the complete violin/viola duos of Augusta Read Thomas together for the first time (Double Helix, Rumi Settings, and Silent Moon).

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Divertimenti

Miller-Porfiris Duo

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"Miller and Porfiris are in great form throughout the CD, both playing with a warm, rich tone and with a clarity, spirit and bright- ness that serves these delightful works perfectly."- The Whole Note, May 2017

From the forbidden to the famed - a CD of little-played works for violin and viola by composers who are linked through underlying themes of nationalism and exile. Music of Robert Fuchs, Ernst Toch, and Bohuslav Martinu.

"Divertimenti", the third CD from the Miller-Porfiris Duo, features two nationalistic composers that ended up in exile due to war (Martinu and Toch), and a third composer (Fuchs), the majority of whose students ended up in exile due to the same war. Fuchs takes you on a journey through a Vienna of coffeehouses and Sachertorte with foreshadowing of Mahler and even the political upheaval of World War I in some very avant-garde harmonies and melodic directions. Toch continues that journey with a different form of expressionism that barrels past the new Viennese school of Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg and smacks into Hindemith and World War II. Meanwhile, in Bohemia, Martinu was exploring his own version of the new harmonies and that led him eventually after the war to the piece we hear now. An interesting theme links the three composers: Fuchs had at one time taught Toch along with Mahler and Zemlinsky; most of Fuchs's students, Toch included, ended up emigrating to America because of the circumstances of World War II. Martinu also experienced Nazi persecution for his political views and left his beloved homeland for the United States.

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Eight Pieces

Miller Porfiris Duo

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"..expressive grace and finesse.."- Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

This album contains recordings of two composers of the early 20th century: Reinhold Gliere and Max Bruch,

Reinhold Gliere's Eight Pieces, Op.39, originally written for violin and cello, are presented here in a new arrangement for violin and viola by Rita Porfiris. Gliere, a Russian composer and violinist, was born in 1875 and died in 1956. Although he was thought of as a "political" composer, his music is a throwback to the Romantic era and are an even blend of Russian nationalism and impressionism, with lush melodies and compelling rhythms.

German composer Max Bruch was also thought of as a "throwback," His Eight Pieces Op. 83 are more reminiscent of Brahms and late German romanticism, than Schoenberg or even Mahler, whose 8th Symphony was composed in 1910, the same year as the Eight Pieces. Written originally for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, the Miller Porfiris Duo presents the arrangement by Bruch for Violin, Viola and Piano, with pianist David Westfall.

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Five Postcards

Anton Miller, Rita Porfiris & Jeannie Yu

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A travelogue of newly-commissioned and rarely played works for violin and viola by composers from the Americas. For our debut album, MP2 commissioned Belizean- British composer Errollyn Wallen (Five Postcards) and Argentinean Mario Diaz Gavier (Tres Epigramas) to write works for the duo, while North American Libby Larsen (Black Birds, Red Hills), let us record a version for violin, viola and piano. The album ends with the wonderful Brazilian Hector Villa-Lobos (Duo for Violin and Viola).

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