ISBN# 0 53479 21442 3
Levingston chose works on a "night" theme to focus on the contrast of Romantic era and Modern era composers for piano.
Joel Eric Suben, cond.
MSR CLASSICS 1223
ISBN# 6 8158512232 7
Zuckerman is an artist using his art to send messages, and works here include "Shir Kinah (Elegy for Victims of Terrorism)" and the second movement of his String Quartet is "In Memoriam Sept. 11, 2001." While the majority of the works here are the norm for today's conservatories and concert halls - atonal and challenging, there are also a few works here that proove that modern music doesn't have to be unconventional, esoteric or confrontationally a-melodic. My personal hope is that Zuckerman will do more exploration in the territory of the delightful works "Shpatsir (stroll)" and "Theme." These works provided needed levening for this CD, and demonstrate Zuckerman's ability to diversify.
Roger Vignoles, piano
Continued thanks to our intern Chris Grindley for his work on the WSCL blog.
Tune in next week for more great music, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell