Hoffmeister-Mozart Duos for Violin and Viola


Amy Barlowe, violin
Alan Bodman, viola

Track Listing

Franz Anton Hoffmeister
World Premiere Recording

Duetto Primo [8:38]
1. Allegro [3:21]
2. Adagio [2:44]
3. Menuetto [2:24]

Duetto Secondo [4:21]
4. Adagio [1:01]
5. Allegro [3:19]

Duetto Terzo [6:36]
6. Thema con variazione: Poco Adagio [5:53]
7. Allegretto [:42]

Duetto Quarto [9:28]
8. Allegro [4:44]
9. Menuetto [4:40]

Duetto Quinto [7:10]
10. Adagio [3:27]
11. Allegro [3:39]

Duetto Sesto [7:46]
12. Allegro [4:28]
13. Allegretto [3:12]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Streichduo in B-dur, KV 424 [17:32]
14. Adagio [1:20]
15. Allegro [5:25]
16. Andante catabile [3:36]
17. Thema con variazione: Andante grazioso [7:00]

Shortly after Amy Barlowe and Alan Bodman met as faculty members of the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music, they were married and formed the Duo [AB]² (AB-squared). Since that summer of 1988, they have received wide acclaim for their recitals and solo performances captivating audiences with an infectious love and intimate understanding of the music they perform.

Their performances were described by Henry Roth, critic for The Strad, as “impeccable and consistently elegant. Both possess a tone of vibrant warmth and beauty; their instrumental balance and ensemble are seamless. Their attention to dynamics and stylistic detail are approximated only in the highest level collaborations of this musical genre. The listener can scarcely fail to be gratified and charmed by this sparkling music-making.”

Amy Barlowe-Bodman received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School after studies with Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee. Her chamber music studies include work with Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Samuel Rhodes and Earl Carlys. Her critically acclaimed solo recitals and chamber music performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as to the major concert halls of New York City. Joseph Gingold praised her for her “…fine musicianship, excellent instrumental qualities, and a devotion towards all things musical.”

Alan Bodman began violin study at age four with his father, Lyman Bodman, Professor Emeritus of Violin and Viola at Michigan State University. He received his B.M. from Michigan State University and his M.M. from the University of Michigan. His major violin studies include work with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy Delay, Paul Makanowitzky and Walter Verdehr. Currently, he is Professor of Violin and Viola at the University of Akron School of Music. The Strad magazine attributes Mr. Bodman’s playing with the comments “…delectable sound …silken-toned [and]…musically introspective.”

The Bodmans spend their summers teaching and performing at the Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, New York. During the rest of the year, they live in Akron, Ohio with their children Alanna and Ariel Rose.