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Friday, June 28, 2013

Just Opened June 28 - Fickle Fingers


A"Fickle" variety of works for keyboard give us a solid footing (um, or a solid "Fingering") as we prepare to set flares up into the night sky - looking forward to 4th of July, with choral works by American Composers, and Hampton Sisler's works dedicated to American traditions.


MOZART
Joshua Pierce, Piano
Dorothy Jonas, Piano
For Info on the Duo-Pianists
MSR CLASSICS
MSR 1390
ISBN# 6  81585  13902  8
My delight of the week. Two great pianists turn their talented fingers to the works of Mozart for two pianos and a double piano concerto. 

THE VALLEY SINGS
Kairos: A Consort of Singers
Edward Lundergan, Cond.
For Info on the Kairos
MSR CLASSICS
MSR 1427
ISBN# 6  81585 14272  1
Choral group Kairos focuses on composers of the Hudson River Valley in settings of new and traditional songs.

IN CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN HOLIDAYS
Slovak National Symphony Wind Ensemble
Kirk Trevor, Cond.
For Info on the Slovak Symphony
MSR CLASSICS
MSR 1369
ISBN#  6  81585  13692  8
A little something to lead us into the holidays, music by Hampton Sisler devoted to American Holidays and his "Civic Events" suite.

THOMAS HAIGH
Barbara Harbach, Harpsicord
For Info on Harbach
MSR CLASSICS
MS 1441
ISBN# 6  81585  14412  1
Composer and performer Barbara Harbach explores the works of little known late-Baroque composer Thomas Haigh.   Inspirational and informative for keyboard players who just can't get enough variety in their repertoire.

SNAPSHOTS
Markus Pawlik, Piano
For Info on Pawlik
DORIAN SONO LUMINUS
DSL 92165
ISBN# 0  53479  21652  6
For piano lovers who want to explore some more challenging works, Peter Knell's episodic work "Snapshots" is paired with the work that inspired and informs it, "Fugitive Visions" of Prokofiev.

Special thanks to Kelley McDonough our SU practicum for gathering CD information and artist links. Join us next week for more new music, Just Opened.
Kara Dahl Russell

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