WILLIAM BOLCOM, CAROLE FARLEY, AND JOSÉ SEREBRIER
DISCUSSION AND CD SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE
LINCOLN CENTER (1972 BROADWAY), NEW YORK CITY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th at 7:00 pm
William Bolcom and Carole Farley, joined by José Serebrier,
will appear at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble in New York City on September
19th at 7:00 pm to discuss and sign their recent Naxos CDs.
In June, Naxos released songs by Pulitzer Prize-winning Bolcom with
Metropolitan Opera star Farley that Alan Rich of L.A. Weekly has called
“a glorious collection of solo songs.” The CD was a Gramophone Editor’s
Choice in July.
Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, released in October
2004, was listed as among the best classical recordings of 2004 by writers at
The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe.
The orchestral transcriptions of Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky by Leopold
Stokowski with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Stokowski’s one-time
protégé José Serebrier, also released in June, was praised by Daniel
Felsenfeld of Time Out New York as “performances that finally do justice to
Stoki’s transcriptions . . . the standard by which future recordings are judged,”
while Luis Felipe Marsans has proclaimed “without doubt, this CD is one of the
best of the decade.” On September 20th, Naxos will release
this sparkling recording in both SACD and DVD-A surround-sound formats.
Carole Farley, soprano / William Bolcom, piano
"Ms. Farley handles the popular-tinged songs stylishly ... That
Mr. Bolcom plays with such elegance and authority is no surprise."
-- Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
MUSSORGSKY/STOKOWSKI: Pictures at an Exhibition; Night on
Bare Mountain; Entr’acte to Act IV of Khovanshchina; Symphonic Synthesis
of Boris Godunov; TCHAIKOVSKY/STOKOWSKI: Solitude, Humoresque;
STOKOWSKI: Traditional Slavic Christmas Music
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier
8557645 (Release Date: June 21st, 2005; SACD and DVD-A September
"Thrill-a-minute performances that finally do justice to Stoki's
transcriptions ... Serebrier's vivid portrayal will no doubt provide the
standard by which future recordings are judged." -- Daniel Felsenfeld,
Time Out New York