Quattro Mani at Weill and on CD

Quattro Mani November 15, 2017 Weill Recital Hall Works by Gosfield, Moravec, Machover, Lansky, and Ben-Amots NEW YORK – Since 2013, pianists Susan Grace and Steven Beck have been performing together as the duo Quattro Mani. Their recent recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall presented several New York premieres, including pieces by Annie Gosfield,Continue reading “Quattro Mani at Weill and on CD”

Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)

Photo: THOMAS GRØNDAHL This Thursday at 8 PM, the Danish Piano Trio will make their US recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The group – Katrine Gislinge, piano, Toke Møldrup, cello, and Lars Bjørnkjær, violin – will present piano trios by Niels Gade and Felix Mendelssohn (one of my personal favorite chamberContinue reading “Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)”

Andrew Rudin’s String Sonatas

Andrew Rudin Three String Sonatas Centaur CD CRC 3266   Composer Andrew Rudin worked on his three string sonatas in stages, premiering initial versions and then substantially revising them. He has also orchestrated two of the three into concertos (the violin and viola sonatas). The consummate craftsmanship is evident. These are pieces where every noteContinue reading “Andrew Rudin’s String Sonatas”

Peter Lieberson Volume 3 on Bridge (CD Review)

Music of Peter Lieberson Volume 3 Piano Concerto No. 3 Viola Concerto Stephen Beck, piano; Roberto Diaz, viola; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo, conductor   Peter Lieberson (1946-2011) was a composer capable of creating affecting works in a wide range of styles. He was well known for collaborations with his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; songsContinue reading “Peter Lieberson Volume 3 on Bridge (CD Review)”