Press Release: DuoW Presents Entendre

September 3, 2013

Date: 08/27/2013

Contact: Media Relations, Sono Luminus, media @

DuoW release, Entendre, their debut album on the audiophile record label, Sono Luminus.

Julliard graduates, cellist Meta Weiss and violinist Arianna Warsaw-Fan, team up as duoW for the album Entendre, an album featuring music of Kodaly and Ravel, as well as a new arrangement of Sousa’s The Starts & Stripes Forever.

Boyce, VA – In an extraordinary example of Sono Luminus’ commitment to unearthing neoteric and intriguing talent, we present the blockbuster team that is duoW in their debut album, Entendre. duoW presents five highly virtuosic works that challenge and redefine the limits and capabilities of the violin and cello partnership, and transport the listener through time, allowing them a glimpse into each composer’s world. The ingenuity of these composers evidences itself in the avant-garde techniques contained throughout these compositions, and by their brilliant and often humorous allusions to the vernacular and popular culture of their respective eras. The listener will hear tunes such as “Yankee Doodle,” “God Save the Queen,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Handel’s ever-present G minor Passacaglia, and will recognize borrowed elements from the folk and jazz idioms.

“Entendre is as enticing an introduction to the artistry of duoW as could be imagined. These young ladies offer playing that goes far beyond the technically-proficient instrumentalism that is heard from so many young players who emerge from the world’s conservatories today,” says Joseph Newsome in his blog, Voix des Arts.

This album contains works by: Zoltan Kodaly, Johan Halvorsen, George F. Handel, Adrien-Francois Servais, Hubert Leonard, Maurice Ravel, John Philip Sousa.

Get more the album on the Sono Luminus website,, iTunes,, or on Amazon,

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Sono Luminus is an ultra-high fidelity record label focused on stereo and surround recordings of classical and acoustic music. 16 GRAMMY nominations, 2 wins.