Last season’s performance of Cesar Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy along with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and conductor Robert Franz is being broadcast tonight at 7pm on KNCJ! Such fond memories:-)

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In the coming months, 2 albums will be released on the label Editions Hortus. ‘All’Italia’ is a solo album featuring works by the Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni: the Indian Diary, 2 of the Elegies, the Fantasia after JS Bach, and the epic Fantasia Contrappuntistica. I’ve been a fan of Busoni’s highly individualistic approach to harmony, and I’m excited to finally release this album! Stay tuned for info!

We’re also close to releasing an album for violin/piano with my partner-in-crime, the French violinist Ambroise Aubrun; featuring Erich Zeisl’s rarely heard Sonata for Violin and Piano, Milhaud’s Second Violin Sonata, and Mozart’s E minor Violin Sonata (the only one in a minor key, and one of Zeisl’s eternal favorites). The disc also features Zeisl’s Menuhim songs, and a World Premiere recording of a very charming early work from his Suite.

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On June 16, 2019, I’ll be playing several works by Wyschnegradsky in San Francisco at the  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 7pm, along with dear friends.

Cosmos, op. 28 (1939-40, rev. 1945) US PREMIERE
Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, Vicki Ray, Steven Vanhauwaert, pianos;
Donald Crockett, conductor

Étude sur le carré magique sonore, op. 40 (1957, rev 1970) US PREMIERE
Martine Joste, piano

Selections from 24 Préludes, op. 22a  (1934, rev. 1960-70)
HOCKET: Sarah Gibson & Thomas Kotcheff, pianos

INTERMISSION

Étude sur les mouvements rotatoires, op. 45a  (1961, rev. 1963) US PREMIERE  
Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, Vicki Ray, Steven Vanhauwaert, pianos;
Donald Crockett, conductor

Three Pieces for Piano, op. 38 US PREMIERE
1. Prélude (1957, rev. 1964)
2. Elévation (1964)
3. Solitude
Martine Joste, Piano

Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra, op. 17 (1929-1930. Rev. 1936) US PREMIERE
Tempo Giusto / Scherzando / Lento / Allegro con fuoco
Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, Vicki Ray, Steven Vanhauwaert, pianos;
Donald Crockett, conductor

More info here: The Weird and Wonderful Ivan Wyschnegradsky

 

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