The Examiner‘s Stephen Smoliar relates his experience listening to the new recording of Luigi Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura with violinist Miranda Cuckson and electronica master Richard Burns some years after having heard a live performance by Gidon Kremer: A recent release of this composition by Urlicht has taken … Continue reading
So says music journalist, author, and critic Norman Lebrecht about Elisha Abas at Lebrecht’s blog. Click here to read the entire post and see Abas play Chopin. Abas Plays Brahms: buy here. Abas Plays Chopin & Yedidia: Buy here.
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Composer Patricia Leonard informs us that Strangely Close, Yet Distant, her trio for viola, cello, and piano included in the New York Piano Quartet’s Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words, has been nominated for the American Prize for Composition. Urlicht AudioVisual congratulates Patricia along with the members of … Continue reading
Another rave review for the New York Piano Quartet: “Joseph Marx’s Quartet in the Form of a Rhapsody, to give its full name, dates from 1911, the year he also wrote his superb Rhapsody, Scherzo, and Ballade for the same forces. … Marx’s control over his resources is everywhere apparent. … Continue reading
“Abas pretty much is calling the shots here, and what he produces is unlike any other recording of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, you’ve ever heard. You can dive in pretty much anywhere, but try the opening movement, where Abas careens through startling contrasts, … Continue reading