Review of Nicholas Phillip's album Shift

Nicholas Phillips, pianoPanoramic Recordings, PAN 901[Total Time: 60:44 – double-check timing] Pianist Nicholas Phillips's new release entitled shift features world-premiere multicultural recordings of living composers—all women, the majority born in the contiguous United States—Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Whitney George, Mary Kouyoumdjian, ...
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Autumn 2019: Recordings

FARRENC: VARIATIONS FOR PIANOBiliana Tzinlikova, pianoPaladino Music PMR 0088[Total Time: 53:02]www.paladino.atThis is a significant new recording of Louise Farrenc's piano works. The program consists of four sets of variations, all written in the 1830s, including Air russe varié (on the composer's own theme), one on the cavatina "Nel veder la...
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January/February 2019: Recordings

Mendelssohn's chamber works are musical conversations of supreme sophistication. Artymiw and Rosen offer a captivating recording of the composer's complete works for cello and piano, and their impressive virtuosity ensures that every line carries sufficient weight and interest to keep the listener engaged. The performance of Variations Concertantes...
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November/December 2018: Recordings

Leif Ove Andsnes: SibeliusLeif Ove Andsnes, piano|Sony Classical88985408502[Total Time 67:00]sonyclassical.comIn this recording of Jean Sibelius's little-known piano works, Andsnes, the tremendous pianist from Norway, pays tribute to his fellow Nordic musician. Andsnes has handpicked twenty-four pieces, representing all par...
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September/October 2018: First Looks, Recordings

Haydn-cover Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano BCD9497 [Total Time 68:36] bridgerecords.com
In her second recording of Haydn sonatas, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott presents a dazzling display of scintillating articulation. The clarity of her tone is aptly suited for Haydn's humorous style, which dances to life in the finale movements of both the Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:39, and the Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46. Equally i...
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Music for the intermediate pianist by eight women composers

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Editor's note: This is a companion piece to the January/February 2018 article, "Women of exceptional accomplishment: Eight women composers" by Teresa Rupp, found here.Anyone who thinks there is a lack of piano music by women composers from previous centuries hasn't looked too hard. Take the music of these eight composers as a great example. Mo...
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Alice Peterson
Gail Smith's Women Composers in History music collection is a mainstay in my studio alongside the Maurice Hinson edition, as are ... Read More
Sunday, 20 October 2019 14:12
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CD & DVD Reviews: November/December 2017

CurrentsMichael Mizrahi, pianoNew Amsterdam Records NWAM075[Total Time 60:01]www.discogs.com ​Whether you are an avid fan of contemporary music, a casual listener looking for something off the beaten path, or a pianist looking for new music to program, there is much to admire here. Simply put, this terrific album features solo piano music by a hand...
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