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BOLCOM, W.: Piano Solo Music (Oppens, Taylor, Finehouse, Olevsky)

William Bolcom was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his 12 New Etudes for piano, and his music has always revolved around works for the instrument on which he still performs as a soloist and accompanist. This collection of mostly première recordings reveals student pieces that negotiate 20th-century musical battles between the avant-garde influences of Boulez and Messiaen and Bolcom’s love of Schumann, as well as later work that embraces the 1960s ragtime revival and draws inspiration from friends and colleagues in every phase of his distinguished six-decade career. Elegantly performed by friends of the composer, this wide-ranging program is summed up by Bolcom as ‘cleaning house’ in the Charles Ives tradition.



Disc 1

Bolcom, William

  New York Lights, Concert Paraphrase
1.   Play with flash player New York Lights, Concert Paraphrase 00:03:32
  Fantasy-Sonata
2.   Play with flash player I. Maestoso, ma non largo 00:08:10
3.   Play with flash player II. Burlesque: Allegro, very rhythmic 00:02:58
4.   Play with flash player III. Andante, cantando ed un poco misterioso - Variations - Andante 00:08:51
5.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Burlesqued Variations and coda 00:05:09
  3 Dance Portraits
6.   Play with flash player No. 1. The Dead Moth Tango 00:04:56
7.   Play with flash player No. 2. Knock - Stück 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player No. 3. Abbacadabra 00:04:21
  Spring Dances
9.   Play with flash player No. 1. Lively 00:01:56
10.   Play with flash player No. 2. Slow and contemplative 00:01:38
11.   Play with flash player No. 3. Clowns: Fast and with humor 00:01:34
12.   Play with flash player No. 4. Cantabile 00:02:09


Disc 2

Bolcom, William

  12 Piano Etudes (revised 1966 version)
1.   Play with flash player Book 1: No. 1. Slowly, mysteriously 00:02:13
2.   Play with flash player Book 1: No. 2. Flowing, underground 00:01:38
3.   Play with flash player Book 1: No. 3. Sonorously, moderato 00:01:26
4.   Play with flash player Book 1: No. 4. With constrained expression 00:02:40
5.   Play with flash player Book 2: No. 5. Tranquil, mystic 00:03:05
6.   Play with flash player Book 2: No. 6. Scherzino - Variations 00:01:05
7.   Play with flash player Book 2: No. 7. Fast and declamatory; Ferociously; Scherzando 00:03:29
8.   Play with flash player Book 2: No. 8. Softly, very slowly 00:03:37
9.   Play with flash player Book 3: No. 9. Tremolando 00:01:59
10.   Play with flash player Book 3: No. 10. Gestures 00:03:11
11.   Play with flash player Book 3: No. 11. Very rhythmic, light 00:01:26
12.   Play with flash player Book 3: No. 12. Apotheosis: Slowly, with majesty 00:09:40
  Night Pieces
13.   Play with flash player No. 1. Andante 00:01:30
14.   Play with flash player No. 2. quarter note = 86 00:00:32
15.   Play with flash player No. 3. Sostenuto 00:01:35
16.   Play with flash player No. 4. quarter note = 92 00:01:38
17.   Play with flash player No. 5. Largo 00:01:58
  Conversations with Andre
18.   Play with flash player No. 1. Molto allegro 00:00:47
19.   Play with flash player No. 2. Moderato, comodo 00:00:44
20.   Play with flash player No. 3. Presto 00:00:27
21.   Play with flash player No. 4. Andantino. Più lento 00:00:49
22.   Play with flash player No. 5. Allegro risoluto 00:00:20
23.   Play with flash player No. 6. Andante maestoso 00:01:02
  Estela: Rag Latino
24.   Play with flash player Estela: Rag Latino 00:05:18
  Night Meditations
25.   Play with flash player No. 1. Moderato 00:02:38
26.   Play with flash player No. 2. Cantabile 00:02:02
27.   Play with flash player No. 3. Lively - Misterioso 00:02:43
28.   Play with flash player No. 4. Calmo, moderato 00:01:19


Disc 3

Bolcom, William

  Romantic Pieces
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. Andantino 00:01:25
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. Allegro grazioso 00:01:19
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Lento sostenuto 00:04:02
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. Presto ma non troppo 00:05:03
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. Andante grazioso e piacevole 00:04:19
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. Chorale 00:02:21
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. Allegretto 00:06:09
  The Brooklyn Dodge
8.   Play with flash player The Brooklyn Dodge 00:05:43
  Variations on a Theme by George Rochberg
9.   Play with flash player Variations on a Theme by George Rochberg 00:08:17
  Dream Music No. 1
10.   Play with flash player Dream Music No. 1 00:11:11
  Ballade
11.   Play with flash player Ballade 00:13:09

Total Playing Time: 02:53:16






Composer(s):
Bolcom, William

Artist(s):
Finehouse, Constantine; Olevsky, Estela; Oppens, Ursula; Taylor, Christopher

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Catalogue No: 8.559832-34

Barcode: 636943983225

Release Date: 12/2017

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