‘Se-Hee Jin has been boldly exploring my piano music ever since our first meeting at Tanglewood, decades ago. She is the fearless and insightful interpreter that all composers hope to meet. Her performances and recordings have reminded me why I have returned so often to music for piano solo, the most complete field of command for a single performer. I’m grateful to her for assembling this album, representing works from each decade, 1985 to 2018.’
– John Harbison
* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison is recognised as one of the dominant figures of his generation, with commissions from most of America’s leading musical institutions as part of a catalogue of more than 300 works. Pianist Se-Hee Jin has been exploring Harbison’s oeuvre with fearless and insightful interpretations ever since their first meeting at Tanglewood many years ago. From the rhapsodic and virtuoso First Piano Sonata to the fleeting images of the Leonard Stein Anagrams and the playful Gatsby Etudes, this programme represents works from the 1980s to the present, including several world premiere recordings.