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Gilbert Kalish

p, *1935 US
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Gilbert Kalish (born July 2, 1935) is an American pianist.He was born in New York and studied with Leonard Shure, Julius Hereford and Isabelle Vengerova. He was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a pioneering new music group that flourished during the 1960s and '70s. He was a pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players from 1969 to 1998.He is noted for his partnerships with other artists, particularly his thirty-year collaboration with mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani, but also including cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnick, and soprano Dawn Upshaw.

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  • Spoken Word
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Narrow Sea, Pt. 2 on Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 1 on Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
Hallowe'en on Fright Night: Music That Goes Bump in the Night by The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra
Le Charme, Op. 2, No. 2 on French Songs: Chausson, Debussy, Ravel by Jan DeGaetani & Gilbert Kalish
Narrow Sea, Pt. 3 on Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 4 on Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
Narrow Sea, Pt. 5 on Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea by Caroline Shaw, Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
I Love You Truly on Songs Of America: On Home, Love, Nature, and Death by Jan De Gaetani/Gilbert Kalish/et al.
Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Minor, Op.34: I. Allegro moderato on Music of Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Arthur Farwell and Preston Ware Orem by Joseph Silverstein, Peter Basquin & Gilbert Kalish
Septet: 2. Passacaglia on Stravinsky: Histoire du soldat; Septet by Igor Stravinsky & Boston Symphony Chamber Players

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Voices of LightDawn Upshaw with Gilbert Kalish2004Album
Music Of Light - Music Of Messiæn, Debussy, Golijov & FauréDawn Upshaw with Gilbert Kalish2004Album
Complete Cello Sonatas, Intermezzi Op. 117 And Trio Op. 114Johannes Brahms, Joel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish, Samuel Rhodes2001Album
Recital - Voices Of Our Time - A Contemporary Songs SelectionDawn Upshaw2000Album
Live Recital No. 3: Boston Symphony Orchestra's Harold Wright, Principal Clarinetist, 1970-1993Harold Wright, Sherman Walt, Samuel Rhodes, Gilbert Kalish, Vera Beths, Masi Tsumura1999Album
In The Shadow Of World War I - Music For Cello & Piano By Debussy, Janáček, Hindemith & CowellJoel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish1998Compil.
In The Shadow Of World War II - Cello Sonatas By Prokofiev, Poulenc & CarterJoel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish1996Album
Songs / Songs From The Spanisches LiederbuchFranz Schubert / Hugo Wolf, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1996Album
Cello Sonatas & VariationsLudwig van Beethoven - Joel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish1995Album
Made In AmericaYo-Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein, Leon Kirchner, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Lynn Chang, Jeffrey Kahane, Gilbert Kalish, Ronan Lefkowitz1993Album
Simple DaylightJohn Harbison, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Gilbert Kalish, Sanford Sylvan, Dawn Upshaw1993Album
Robert Schumann Duets & Four SongsRobert Schumann, Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish1992Album
Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 & The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Op. 15Arnold Schoenberg, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg1990Compil.
The Minotaur / Piano Sonata / Two SongsElliott Carter - New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Paul Jacobs, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1990Compil.
Songs Of America: On Home, Love, Nature, And DeathJan DeGaetani ; Gilbert Kalish1988Album
An Arthur Berger RetrospectiveArthur Berger - Gilbert Kalish, Joel Krosnick, Christopher Oldfather, Joel Smirnoff, David Starobin, Members Of The Boehm Quintette1988Album
Sextet / Piano Variations / Piano QuartetAaron Copland, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Gilbert Kalish1987Album
Songs By Stephen FosterJan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish1987Album
Works By Faye-Ellen Silverman And Ralph ShapeyFaye-Ellen Silverman, Ralph Shapey With Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, Stephen Mosko, David Shostac, Joel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish, The Contemporary Chamber Players Of The University Of Chicago, Ronald Anderson1987Album
Apparition / SongsGeorge Crumb / Charles Ives Performed By Jan DeGaetani & Gilbert Kalish1983Album
SongsJohannes Brahms - Jan DeGaetani • Gilbert Kalish1983Album
Oboe Sonata · Trio · SextetFrancis Poulenc - Ronald Roseman, Gilbert Kalish, Donald MacCourt, New York Woodwind Quintet1983Album
SongsSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Ernest Chausson, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1980Album
Piano Music, Volume V (Sonatas, Hob. XVI: Nos. 45, 30, 27, 50)Joseph Haydn - Gilbert Kalish1980Album
Sonata in C Major (D. 840) / Drei Klavierstücke (D. 946)Franz Schubert, Gilbert Kalish1980Album
Duets & Four Songs From Op. 98aRobert Schumann - Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish1979Album
Piano Music, Volume IV (Sonatas, Hob. XVI: Nos. 20, 40, 23 / Variations In E Flat, Hob. XVII: 3)Joseph Haydn - Gilbert Kalish1979Album
Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-60"Charles Ives - Gilbert Kalish1977Album
Piano Music, Volume III (Sonatas, Hob. XVI: Nos. 36, 28, 41, 49)Joseph Haydn - Gilbert Kalish1977Album
Piano Music, Volume II (Sonatas, Hob. XVI: Nos. 19, 44, 37 / Variations In F Minor, Hob. XVII:6)Joseph Haydn - Gilbert Kalish1976Album
SongsCharles Ives - Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1976Album
Piano Sonatas (Hob. XVI: Nos. 34, 32, 46, 51)Joseph Haydn - Gilbert Kalish1975Album
Songs / The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Op. 15Franz Schubert, Arnold Schoenberg / Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1975Album
Songs From The Spanisches LiederbuchHugo Wolf - Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1974Album
Music For A 20th Century ViolinistPaul Zukofsky / Gilbert Kalish1974Album
New Music For Violin And PianoPaul Zukofsky - Gilbert Kalish1973Album
Charles Ives Chamber MusicCharles Ives - Paul Zukofsky, Gilbert Kalish And New York String Quartet1970Album
Volume 2: Sonata No. 3 & Sonata No. 4Charles Ives, Paul Zukofsky, Gilbert Kalish1964Album
Volume 2: Sonata No. 3 & Sonata No. 4Charles Ives, Paul Zukofsky, Gilbert Kalish1964Album
The Music Of John Lessard - Vol. 3John Lessard - Joel Spiegelman / New York Woodwind Quintet / Paul Zukofsky, Timothy Eddy, Gilbert KalishAlbum
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