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Zachary Woolfe
The New York Times, December 2016

Best Classical Music Recordings of 2016

The occasion for this disc is an assemblage of John Luther Adams’s three works so far for solo acoustic piano, including the sweeping “Among Red Mountains.” Playing through these stark landscapes with tenderness, Ms. Moore has sensitively set Mr. Adams’s trio alongside similarly atmospheric, somber, often wintry pieces by Martin Bresnick, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli and Kate Moore. © 2016 The New York Times

Rebecca Franks
BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

A CD of contrasts: relentless percussive writing contrasts with beautiful, uncanny stillness. Moore gives both extremes her all. © 2016 BBC Music Magazine

Stephen Smoliar, April 2016

Moore is an impressive and accomplished musician.

…there is no dismissing her skills as both keyboardist and vocalist. © 2016 Read complete review

Joshua Kosman
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2016

…the most unforgettable glimpse of beauty here comes from composer Missy Mazzoli, whose “Orizzonte” is a still-voiced meditation on eternity, with a subdued yet haunting layer of electronic sounds overlaying the piano writing. © 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Read complete review

Ian Holubiak
Classicalite, February 2016

…an eclectic anthology of John Luther Adams, Julia Wolfe, Martin Bresnick, Kate Moore and Missy Mazzoli. The album borrows it namesake from the Adams composition “Tukiliit,” which at its root means “the stone people who live in the wind.”

Sure, the title may seem romantic to a neo-classical landscape, but Ms. Moore’s ability to hone in on the basis of playing—to accurately decipher the elements of the piano and its ability to sound like a force of weather—are an easy feat for her as an artist. © 2016 Classicalite Read complete review

Daniel Stephen Johnson
WQXR (New York), February 2016

Moore is a bonafide star on the ivories—a former Bang on a Can All-Star, in fact—and on this new recording, “The Stone People,” she shines with an almost unbearable intensity. The three Adams works—Tukiliit, Among Red Mountains and Nunatacks—are ensconced in a carefully selected program of complementary works, taking full advantage of her impressive power at the keyboard. © 2016 WQXR (New York) Read complete review

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