(b)romance – Nicholas Canellakis | Michael Stephen Brown

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For their second duo album, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist-composer Michael Stephen Brown curate an eclectic playlist that is close to their hearts. Anchored by five Romances, the album features rarely heard gems alongside their own compositions and arrangements. Ranging from soulful to virtuosic to just plain fun, (b)romance celebrates 15 years of being affectionate, brutally honest, and creatively connected best friends and artistic collaborators.

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‘Brilliant new release’ (Scala Radio)
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Released on a DigiSleeve CD and on all digital platforms: 15 March 2024

Nicholas Canellakis cello
Michael Stephen Brown piano


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
1. Romance, Op. 36

Lukas FOSS (1922–2009)
2. Capriccio

Aaron COPLAND (1900–1990)
3. Poème

Clara SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
4. Piano Concerto, Op. 7: II. Romanze

Claude DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
5. Beau soir (transcr. N. Canellakis)

Jean SIBELIUS (1865–1957)
6. Malinconia, Op. 20

Alberto GINASTERA (1916–1983)
7. Pampeana No. 2, Op. 21

Michael Stephen BROWN (b. 1987)
8–9. Prelude and Dance

Gabriel FAURÉ (1845–1924)
10. Romance, Op. 69

Nicholas CANELLAKIS (b. 1984)
11. Romance à GF

Michael Stephen BROWN
12. 35 Chords for Nick

Sergey RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
13. Lied

George GERSHWIN (1898–1937)
14. 3 Preludes (arr. N. Canellakis)

Don ELLIS (1934–1978)
15. Bulgarian Bulge (arr. N. Canellakis)

Press Quotes

‘Brilliant new release’  (Scala Radio, UK)

‘Like any long-time musical duo, the two catalyze their creative and interpersonal connection into performances of passion and vitality.’  (textura.org)

Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, USA, 3–6 January 2023
Recorded, edited and produced by Ryan Streber
24bit, 96kHz high resolution recording, editing and mastering