Podcast: John Corigliano Jnr's complete works for solo piano.

May 12, 2023

CORIGLIANO, J.: Solo Piano Music (Complete) / Piano Concerto (P.E. Fisher, Albany Symphony, D.A. Miller)

John CORIGLIANO (b. 1938)
Complete Solo Piano Music / Piano Concerto • Fantasia on an Ostinato • Prelude for Paul • Étude Fantasy • Winging It

Fisher • Albany Symphony • Miller

Raymond Bisha introduces Naxos’ new album of the complete works for solo piano by leading American composer John Corigliano Jnr. During their conversation together, the composer gives insight into the creative genesis of all the works on the programme, which span a period of some fifty years: from the 1968 Piano Concerto (“The first piece I ever wrote for orchestra”) to Prelude for Paul, written in 2021 with an unusual conception. The solo pianist is Philip Edward Fisher, hailed by John Corigliano for his “consummate technique and great musical intelligence.”