His mother, Eleanor Aller, and his brother, Fred Zlotkin, were soloists on this special program entitled “All in the Family II.” In addition to the piece composed by Leonard, Eleanor performed Boellmann’s Symphonic Variations, and Fred played Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
“[Slatkin’s ‘Dialogue for Two Cellos’] uses a large orchestra, but sparingly, with a wide palette of color. The style is neoromantic, the form episodic, the idiom easy to assimilate. It works beautifully as a vehicle for two cellists.”
—Frank Peters, St. Louis Post-Dispatch